December 2021 Newsletter
Sowing Hope for the Planet December 2021
Dear Participants in Sowing Hope for the Planet,

Thank you for all that you have done to make this such an eventful year. All of your work and contributions have helped tremendously in providing hopeful solutions to the ecological problems of today. We are grateful for your efforts in actualizing Laudato Si' and everything that you have done and continue to do! Our community networks have grown stronger due to your efforts. Let us pray that 2022 will bring many blessings. We pray that your Advent and Christmas season is blessed with the special experience of God's presence in your life.

Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM
Campaign Coordinator Sowing Hope for the Planet
“...let us ask ourselves: what should we do concretely in these days as we draw near to Christmas? How can I do my part? Let’s choose something concrete, even if it is small, that is adapted to our situation in life, and let’s continue doing it to prepare us for this Christmas. … it’s time to ask the Lord for forgiveness. Brothers and sisters, let’s find something concrete and do it!” Pope Francis, Angelus, December 12, 2021
Engaging in Laudato Si’ Action Platform, January 14, 2022

“Bring the whole family together…for we know that things can change.” (LS 13) The Laudato Si’ Action Platform enrollment process was launched on November 14, 2021. This is an opportunity for all the members of our Catholic communities and our connections to work together to make a difference in our world. There will be messages from the Co-presidents of the JPIC Commission USG-UISG, Sr. Noelle Corscadden, IBVM, and Fr. Paulus Budi Kleden, SVD. Maureen Villanueva, the engagement Manager for special projects, will help us to deepen our understanding of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Examples will be shared from our congregations enrolled in the platform. There will be a presentation on integrating responses to mining through nonviolence. The ability to ask questions on the registration form will also be discussed. Please mark your calendars for this Webinar in English, Spanish, French, and Italian on January 14, 2022, from 2 pm to 4 pm, Rome Time. Download the flyer at or
18 January and 1st of February -- join Sr. Laurie Brink in the two session course For All the Earth both Tuesdays at 2 pm to 4 pm (Rome time). Translations in EN, ES, FR and PT. The program is designed to provide leaders with a foundation on which to better respond to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Link to participate:
Have a joyful and peaceful Christmas and a happy new year!
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