The initial process of appointing of a new Provincial Council for the Daughters of Wisdom of Canada was bypassed by the global pandemic. Faced with the impossibility, among other things, of being able to visit the entity, the General Council of the Daughters of Wisdom saw fit to extend the present council’s mandate from 2020 to 2022.
In 2015, Pope Francis called out to the world to heed the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor. The encyclical letter Laudato Si’: On care for our common home proposed a unified vision of the crises facing our planet and its creatures, including us humans. Five years later, we are in the midst of a pandemic that makes our interdependence glaringly evident. We need urgent change. In this issue of ad vitam, our contributors renew their outlook on Laudato Si’ and current issues. We also welcome testimonies and reflections from religious communities and their collaborators.