Light through church windows


There is a special Diocesan prayer, written for the launch of our Laudato Si’ Invitations, Commitments and Actions; you are warmly welcome to download and pray the prayer It is in a “display version” which will print cleanly so that you can use it at home, in your parish or at school.

Next to the text of the prayer is a picture from the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona. Gaudi, who designed the church, imagined the light shining through the stained glass like the light shining through the canopy of a forest, falling in dappled greens and blues, orange and yellow, on the forest floor. The architecture of Sagrada Familia reflects this, with interior columns giving the impression of trees. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a stunning place to visit.

The two prayers written by Pope Francis to conclude Laudato Si’ can be downloaded here (also in display format): Laudato Si’ Prayer for Ecumenical Use and Laudato Si’ Prayer for Inter-Faith Use

Cafod have produced a very wide range of liturgies, prayers and other inspirations for the “Season of Creation” and beyond. They include a Rosary for the Care of Creation, a Novena to St Francis (Feast Day: 4th October), and resources for a Climate Sunday Mass, ideal for use before or during the period of COP26, or whenever your parish is focusing on this area.