Ecology and Sustainability Resources

Pope Francis' Encyclical: Laudato Si'

Online Highlights of Laudato Si'

Multifaith Perspectives


The title of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si' is based on St. Francis of Assisi's prayer Canticle of the Creatures


Foundational Documents on Ecology and Mission

Higher Education

Catholic Identity

Jesuit Catholic Identity

Ignatian Spirituality

Other Sustainability Documents



  • Addressing Climate Change
    See and hear Archbishop Celestino Migliore, former Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressing climate change.
  • Responding to Climate Change
    See and hear Dr. Jame Schaefer responding to Archbishop Celestino Migliore's address.

Online Seminars

The Center for Mission and Identity and the Office of Sustainability
hosted a 3-part program on sustainability (food, consumption, energy) in January 2013 facilitated by XU Sustainability Coordinator - Ann Dougherty P.E.

Teaching to the Mission

Sustainability at Xavier University

St. Francis Pledge - The Catholic Climate Covenant

The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and institutions to live our faith by protecting God's Creation and advocating on behalf of people in poverty who face the harshest impacts of global climate change.

Click here to take the pledge.


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