World Day of Care for Creation: Participate in a Public Reading of Laudato Si’

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All members of the Marquette community are invited to participatein a public reading of Pope Francis’ recently released encyclical on the environment , Laudato Si’ (“Praise Be to You”): On Care for our Common Home. Since the encyclical is addressed to people of all faiths, it will be read continuously on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Marquette’s new Interfaith Prayer Room (AMU 233). Students, faculty and staff are invited to sign up as readers for 20-minute intervals during this time period. Texts will be provided in the Chapel.

The public reading commemorates the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which the Pope has instituted as an annualobservance, linking Catholics to the Orthodox Churches, which established Sept. 1 as an annual celebration of creation in 1989. Please sign up online to read a portion of the encyclical or drop by the Chapel ofthe Holy Family on Sept. 1 to listen prayerfully to Pope Francis’ challenging and inspiring message. Sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry.




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