Laudato Si Animators
Bringing Laudato Si to Life
Laudato Si Animators will promote the Laudato Si message to help turn it into action in their local communities, whether that be a parish, school, religious congregation, lay group, youth organization, retreat center, student group, or more.
The Laudato Si’ Animators program will include three webinars, which will be recorded, as well as a capstone project and follow up calls for planning the final project. As a Laudato Si Animator you will also receive regular updates on future events, and the opportunity to talk to other animators about how to spread the message of Laudato Si in their communities.
Marisa Vertrees is the Campaigns Manager for English Speaking Countries for the Global Catholic Climate Movement. She was the Social Justice Director at St. Charles Borromeo in northern Virginia for 7 years, where she began the first advocacy team, coordinated 11 volunteer ministries, including missions around the world, and assisted the Peace and Justice Commission. After that, she worked for a global anti-poverty organization as the faith organizer in the United States. She has a Masters in Global Environmental Policy from American University, and is very excited to work with the Global Catholic Climate Movement to spread the message of Laudato Si'.
StartWelcome Laudato Si Animators!
StartSession 1: The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor: Understanding the Climate Crisis (62:36)
StartSession 2: The Roots of the Climate Crisis: What the Church Has to Say (59:34)
StartSession 3: Towards Ecological Conversion: Our Response to the Climate Crisis (77:38)
StartFinal Project Follow Up-Organizing, Laudato Si' Pledge, and Season of Creation (58:11)