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20 July 2020

ad vitam – Summer 2020: “Laudato Si’: Caring for Creation and future generations”

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. Consecrated life communities have been at the forefront of the ecological movement years before Laudato Si’. Their voice must continue to be heard in the public square and in our own Catholic Church, to call for a just ecological transition.


Laudato Si’
Caring for Creation
and future generations

In this issue of ad vitam, our contributors renew their outlook on Laudato Si’ and current issues, and we welcome testimonies and reflections from religious communities and their collaborators. Please pass on the webzine link to your community and networks! We look forward to continuing our work with you for a sustainable future. Enjoy the summer, revel in Creation, and be safe.




Reading Tips

The ad vitam webzine is unique in its offer of an integral and interactive experience featuring articles and audio-visual content. We strongly suggest that you read it online, whether a computer, tablet or smartphone. To zoom in: on a computer, double-click or use the + and – found at the bottom-right of the screen; on a tablet, double-tap the screen. Use your mouse or finger to move throughout the page.

It is possible to download a PDF of the webzine, however the file will not support links and audio-visual content. For environmental reasons, we invite you to limit printing of the PDF. You may contact us if you wish to obtain a text-only version of a specific article. We hope that as you acquaint yourself with our webzine over time, you’ll enjoy the enriching experience of its unique format. We welcome your comments and questions at info@crc-canada.org.



ad vitam is a webzine launched in the Fall of 2019 by the Canadian Religious Conference. Featuring articles and audiovisual contents, ad vitam proposes theological and pastoral reflections on the Catholic Church and consecrated life. This resource aims to serve religious communities and their leadership, as well as readers interested in consecrated life and Church issues.