Join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in ASSISI, News
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Laudato Si' Animator  Program,  Adelaide HIlls, July 2015.

Laudato Si’ Animator Program, Adelaide Hills, July 2015.


“An integral ecology includes taking time to recover a serene harmony with creation, reflecting on our lifestyle and our ideals, and contemplating the Creator who lives among us and surrounds us …”

(Laudato Si’, Paragraph 225)

You are warmly invited to join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program in 2017. Our next program will be taking place at the Benedictine Monastery in New Norcia (Western Australia) from October 9th – 12th.

Are you wondering how to respond to Laudato si’?

  • What it would take to animate the call for justice, peace and integrity of creation, so that we learn how to live and work in harmony with our planet?
  • What is required for your organisation to take the transformative journey of ecological conversion and develop an integral ecology?

The Laudato Si’ Animator Program is intended for those who are in leadership positions and those who have the capacity to lead change. Catholic Earthcare Australia offers ASSISI (A Strategic, Systems-based Integrated Sustainability Initiative) as a comprehensive and holistic approach for organisations to develop an integral ecology.

During the course of this formation experience, participants are exposed to contemporary ecological theology, scientific understandings of sustainability and transformative social processes that have been successfully implemented with organisations across Australia. This intensive residential program is central to the formation experience for Animators. Participants are required to do some individual preparatory work prior to the program and some follow-up work with peers after the program.

Participants will become part of Catholic Earthcare’s Animator Network, and the participant group are invited to form a learning community for ecological conversion as a source of ongoing support.

To register your interest please email us at


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Important Announcement

Catholic Earthcare is the part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which promotes ecological conversion to achieve a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. It uses environmental education, national and international links and advocacy to achieve this goal.

In May 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference decided to incorporate Catholic Earthcare Australia into its sister agency, Caritas Australia. This change was made to strengthen the capacity of Catholic Earthcare Australia, particularly in advocating and educating about the principles of Holy Father’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, and to achieve synergies with Caritas Australia’s extensive education and advocacy work around Australia, including parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community on environmental issues such as climate change.

Caritas Australia is the Church’s international aid and development agency.  As part of the global Caritas confederation operating in 190 countries, it works alongside marginalised communities in many countries and with 11 First Australian agencies here in Australia.  Promoting the principles of Laudato Si is at the centre of the global confederation and of Caritas Australia.

This website is being refined to reflect the new administrative arrangements for Catholic Earthcare Australia. For all enquiries in relation to the work of Catholic Earthcare Australia or to request assistance, please call  1800 024 413 or email

Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Earthcare Australia and your commitment to combating climate change and protecting the environment and ecosystems from degradation and pollution.