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Laudato Si’ and Care of Earth – Living Dominican Values

Read about the Dominican Sisters
Care of Earth commitment
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Since 1992, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids have been engaged in care of earth initiatives in support of our Relationship with the Earth Direction Statement:

We commit ourselves to foster the contemplative stance that all the earth is sacred and interconnected; respect and accountability for the earth are necessary to the survival of life. We affirm that actions which impact the environment will be preceded by the question: Is this action which I (we) are performing supportive of the environment?

As we continue to contemplate Care of Earth as a Congregation we encourage our community of friends to read Laudato Si’ Care of Our Common Home, written by Pope Francis and released for the world.

  • Read or Download Canticle of Brother Sun, the writings that inspired the title of “Laudato Si’, mi’ Signore”, which translated means Praise be to you, my Lord.”

Stay In Touch: 

We welcome people of all faiths to come together at Dominican Center to learn more about care for our common home. Don’t miss our programs at dominicancenter.com.

More ways to stay in touch…

  • Would you like a copy of a helpful Summary Guide to the Encyclical? Email request to programs@dominicancenter.com and please indicate request for encyclical summary in subject line.




Purchase your personal copy of Laudato Si’ in the Bookstore at Dominican Center

Laudato Si’ (PDF document)  is easily read on a tablet or computer screen. It is well over 100 pages; please consider carefully before you print.