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Laudato Si - The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis

Religious of the Sacred Heart around the world join millions of faithful Catholics and others in celebrating the latest Encyclical Letter of our Holy Father. In it, Pope Francis appeals "for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet" and calls on all of us to participate. We invite you to read Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si', in its entirety on the Vatican website.

Listen...

Today is the feast of St Benedict, the father of monasticism. He's also one of the patrons of Europe, a continent so sorely in need of his prayers right now - and so sorely in need of his wisdom and example. Imagine how our politics and public policies might be if our leaders truly lived even just the first words of his Rule: Listen carefully... and attend with the ear of your heart... Imagine a world - or even just a nation - in which leaders genuinely, carefully, attentively listen... to the poor and vulnerable; to those who are outsiders, strangers, "other"...

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