Seminar Series on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment: Laudato Si

Our relationship with the environment can never be isolated

from our relationship with others and with God.     

Pope Francis, Laudato Si n. 119

Laudato Si: Pathways to Sustainable Living

A Four Part Seminar Series via Zoom, starting on 4/29 and lasting til 5/20

Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of South Jersey and the Center for Environmental Transformation

Presented by the Villanova University Sustainable Leadership Council Co-Chairs:

  • Dr. Art Purcaro, OSA, Assistant Vice-President for Mission and Ministry and
  • William Lorenz, Sustainable Engineering Director, Villanova College of Engineering


Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve,

looking to our common future with candor and humility. This series begins the week after Earth Day (Aprill 22 and concludes before the anniversary of Laudato Si (May 24)


  • April 29- Introduction to Laudato Si, the See-Judge-Act methodology and the four fun- damental principles of Catholic social
  • May 6 – Pathway 1 (shelter and energy)
  • May 13- Pathway 2 (transport) and Pathway 3 (food and water)
  • May 20—Pathway 4 (consumer purchases) ; next steps and wrap up

All presentations are 7– 9 pm via zoom

Hosted by the Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill.

To register, visit the parish website at .

Questions? Contact Chris Baekstrom at

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