Laudato Si’ circle in Geelong

The next Laudato Si’ Circle at St Mary’s is on Wednesday 31 July 2019.
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: St Mary’s, downstairs room

The format for this gathering will be a minute of contemplative silence, followed by the reading of a letter from Pope Francis to all Catholic priests in the world.

His main request is to celebrate the Season of Creation in all parishes.

St Mary’s will add a prayer into the General Intercessions for the 5 Sundays, and there is a notice of the theme in St Mary’s bulletin.

We are hoping this will happen in all Geelong Parishes.

Quotations from Laudato Si’ 
There will be a one page handout of quotations from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’, and after reading these there will be contemplative listening.

This works best if everyone has a turn and each one speaks briefly on what has emerged for them from the quotations.

Worldwide movement
The worldwide Laudato Si’ circles are studying Laudato Si’ and spending time in prayer.

We could leave a generous five minutes for a meditation at the end.

It has been suggested that we might do a paper handout for parishioners on what is happening around Geelong already for sustainability, emissions reduction, etc.

The Laudato Si’ circle sessions at St Mary’s in Geelong are lead by Margie Abbott.

Margie is passionate about Care for Earth and over thirty years has been involved with Sisters of Mercy eco groups such as Environmental Sabbath and Eco Justice!

She is a trainer for Generation Waking Up and a member of the global community Pachamama Alliance.

Generation Waking Up is a global initiative working to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world.

Pachamama Alliance offers people the chance to work on creating a sustainable future.

Margie explained in more detail about the circle initiative when she was interviewed in the weekly podcast The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse in June 2019.


Calendar – mark the dates

The circle meeting dates for the rest of 2019 are:
    21 August

    25 September

    23 October

    27 November

More information on this website

See videos
Listen to audio interview with Margie Abbott – in the live radio show The Sustainable Hour on 26 June 2019

What is the idea with a Laudato Si’ circle?

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What is Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’?

Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home
→ Web page on
→ PDF version on – for download or print
→ Audio version on
→ Printed copies: St Mary’s Parish Library in Geelong has a few copies