Tucson's Laudato Si' in the Desert Circle is forming now! Our first gathering will take place during the last two weeks of January.
If you would like to learn more or participate, please email
Katie Hirschboeck as soon as possible and she will send you more details.
Have you been inspired by Laudato Si' ? Are you active in fostering Care for Creation activities . . . in your parish ? . . . in the Diocese of Tucson ? . . . as an individual ? Are you feeling a call to pray more deeply about what you are doing in fellowship with others?
Laudato Si Circles are small groups of people who gather regularly to deepen their relationship with God as Creator and all members of creation. They are comprised of people committed to the process of ecological conversion, both as individuals and collectively, with the goal of engaging in urgently needed Laudato Si action.
LS Circles are rooted in three pillars of prayer, simplicity, and communal action. 1) prayer with and for creation (for instance through praying outside, an ecological examen, a special Mass) 2) reflection and discernment on participants’ ongoing process of ecological conversion, particularly as it relates to issues of simplicity and consumption, and 3) engagement in group action to be developed by the Circle participants as ideas and inspiration emerge from (1) and (2)
DATE: First meeting will be scheduled between Jan 24 - 29 and selected based on interested participants' availability
FREQUENCY: Monthly meetings for 1.5 hour
WHERE: Location will vary with some meetings outdoors. The first meeting will be in midtown. Contact Katie for details.
Are you active in fostering Care for Creation activities . . . in your parish ? . . . in the Diocese of Tucson ? . . . as an individual ? Are you feeling a call to pray more deeply about what you are doing in fellowship with others?
Stay turned for more information about the planned Laudato Si' in the Desert Circle
This is an evolving site for Catholics, Catholic parishes, and other interested faith communities of the Diocese of Tucson region in Arizona. Its purpose is to provide information and resources about caring for God’s creation in the context of the Catholic faith in particular, but will also speak to other faith traditions formed by a common call to be stewards of the Earth, respect life in all its forms, and care for the “least of these.” This blog welcomes input from Catholics and parishes throughout the Diocese of Tucson. For more information, see: