Laudato Sí Action Platform Commitment

We, Presentation Sisters, US Province, publicly commit to joining the worldwide Catholic community and all people of good will in responding to Pope Francis’ appeal to participate in an ongoing journey toward sustainability and integral ecology. 

U.S. Unit Lent

Reflections by Maurice Lange

These Lenten Reflections focus on the Laudato Si Action Plan of the U.S. Unit of Presentation Sisters. Each Reflection ponders one of the Sisters’ 8 Action Goals of their Plan.  

2023 Laudato Si Action Platform

Presentation Sisters Union USA Action Plan.

Our Way of Life expresses our yearning for union with the Living God, present in mystery in the unfolding of creation, in its magnificence, beauty and wonder, in its darkness, pain, and woundedness (C3). Read our full Laudato Sí Action plan by clicking the button below.

2022 Season of Creation Reflections

Reflections by Maurice Lange

These reflections are inspired by Pope Francis’ 2022 letter for the Season of Creation. Each ponders 1 of 7 topics in Francis’ writing, with focus given to the theme of “Listen to the Voice of Creation.” The button for each reflection follows through the Sept. 1 – Oct. 4 Season. 

Laudato Si Lenten Reflections

Reflections by Maurice Lange

These Lenten Reflections focus on the Laudato Si goals, offering a unique way to connect to the Lenten Season.

PBVM-US Unit Statement of Public Commitment to the Laudato Si Action Platform:
In the spirit of our foundress, Nano Nagle, we commit to living out the Call of our Congregational Gathering 2018: To Live Contemplatively, Walk Lightly on Earth and Witness Prophetically. Hence, we commit to:

Honoring the sacredness of life in all its forms.

Hearing and responding to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor by deepening our Spirituality of Being in Communion (C3), aware always of our interconnectedness with each other and all of creation.

Furthering our ongoing ecological conversion by continued participation in the study of and reflection on Laudato Si’.

Being intentional about praying in silence or in other ways for the whole of creation.

Making decisions mindful of their impact on people kept poor and their effects on the ecological system.

Acting in respect for all of creation by choosing to conserve, recycle, reduce, reuse, and repurpose; by consciously using energy saving devices, when available; by living simply.

Continuing to “work for the transformation of unjust systems” (C9) and to collaborate with those “who promote a more inclusive community of life" (C12).

This commitment is made in faith, hope, and love, knowing that we are participating in God’s work of transformation, “for we know that things can change” (LS 13). 

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