Ecology and Sustainability Resources

Resources for ecology and the mission featuring highlights of Laudato Si’ and sustainability.

Laudato Si Explained

Pope Francis' Encyclical: Laudato Si' May 24, 2015

       Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home  - Article

The Vatican announced a Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year (May 24th, 2020 – May  24th, 2021) with the hope that the year and the ensuing decade will “be a time of grace, a true Kairos experience and ‘Jubilee’ time for the Earth, and for humanity, and for all God’s creatures."

Pope Francis’ Exhortatio: Laudato Deum October 4, 2023

       Laudato Deum: To All People of Good Will on the Climate Crisis – Article


Learn more info on how Xavier is carrying out the Laudato Si' mission.


Online Highlights of Laudato Si'

Multifaith Perspectives

Investment Education Regarding Laudato Si - Socially & Environmentally Conscientious Investing

Socially Responsible Investing – A How To!If you're interested in making a positive impact through sustainable investments, this student-created educational video is for you. It covers a range of important topics, including the pillars and goals of Laudato Si’, impact investments, and sustainable investing. You'll also learn about common investment practices, as well as the risks and misconceptions associated with green investments.


Foundational Documents on Ecology and Mission

Higher Education

Catholic Identity

Jesuit Catholic Identity

Ignatian Spirituality

Other Sustainability Documents


Quote Archive

Prayer Index

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


Teaching to the Mission

Featured Resources

Cover Photo of Do You Speak Laudato Si'

Do You Speak Laudato Si'?

This 'green' desktop primer, printed on recycled paper – of course!, defines many of the environment-related terms used in Catholic social action and education circles. Purchase a pack of 10 for $20

Click here to order Do You Speak Laudato Si'

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The Examen for Diversity

This adaptation of the Daily Examen helps one reflect on their experience with diversity with five points for spiritual thanksgiving, grace, and introspection.

Click here to order The Examen for Diversity

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Ignatian Journal

This handsome, spiral-bound "undated" planner is perfect for faculty, staff, and students alike. Its pages include quotes, illustrations, and reflections. Use it for your daily schedule or journaling.

Click here to order Ignatian Journal

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