As Catholics, our social teaching calls us to a duty and obligation to care for God’s creation which has been entrusted to our care for a short time. In 2015, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, detailed this postion in his papal encyclical, Laudato Si.
At St. John Brebeuf, we care for the environment every day we accept the challenge to see the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. We strive to treat one another with respect as children of God. We demonstrate gratitude for creation and the birds, trees, plants, streams and fresh air. As we accept our role as stewards in taking care of God’s creation and plan, we are doing his work by taking care of what has been entrusted to us.
“All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si.