Mercy Earth Challenge
Mercy Earth Challenge: Commit to a year of change!
“Every effort to protect and improve our world entails profound changes in ‘lifestyles, models of production and consumption, and the established structures of power which today govern societies.’” [Laudato Sì #5]
The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are commemorating the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical, Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home, by launching the Mercy Earth Challenge.
We introduce this amid constant reminders -- including a global coronavirus pandemic and global climate crisis -- of our interconnected world.
We invite everyone in our Mercy Family and beyond into a year-long series of personal, communal and systemic actions throughout six distinct seasons:
- Earth Day – Laudato Si’ Anniversary (April 20-May 30)
- Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4)
- Advent (November 29 – December 24)
- New Year’s Resolution 2021
- Lent 2021 (February 17 – April 1)
We encourage you to sign-up at this link to receive information about the Mercy Earth Challenge.