Sister of Charity of Seton Hill
Laudato Si' Action Platform Commitment Statement
On November 14, 2021, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Generalate signed a commitment to join thousands of Catholic Institutions across the globe in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. This multi-year commitment put the pope’s 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for our Common Home” into actions that can help avert global warming.
We, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill an international apostolic congregation, reverence the dignity of each person and of all creation. We commit ourselves to work for the protection of human rights and for the preservation of nature, affirming that action on behalf of peace and justice is fundamental to the mission of the church (Constitutions Art. 6)
We publicly commit to join the worldwide Catholic community in responding to Pope Francis’ appeal to participate in a seven-year journey toward sustainability and integral ecology by developing a Laudato Si’ Action Platform. This is a deepening and a renewal of our recent General Chapter (2019) Statement:
The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill move
beyond frontiers to witness charity and justice
to our wounded world.
We advocate for and serve with those who
live in poverty.
We model interculturality and reconciliation.
We restore and protect the earth.
This commitment is made in faith, hope, and love, recognizing that the Charity of Christ urges us, knowing that we are participating in God’s work of transformation, “for we know that things can change” (LS 13).