Register Now (Early Bird Price) for the 2017 Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in ASSISI, Inspiration, News
Register Now (Early Bird Price) for the  2017 Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat

How are you planning to celebrate the Season of Creation in 2017? Catholic Earthcare Australia invites you to St Clement’s Retreat Centre in Galong, NSW, for Spirit Dreaming, Earth Responding, Living Laudato Si’ – a Symposium & Retreat for anyone seeking to integrate Laudato Si’ into their way of being on Earth. The Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat will explore the deep spiritual connection between place, people and culture through dialogue and collective action. Purposefully transforming our organisations, schools, health […]

Join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in ASSISI, News
Join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

  “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. Animator FLYER – WA Oct 2017 Are you wondering how to respond to […]

At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in ASSISI
At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

ASSISI (A Strategic, Systems-based, Integrated Sustainability Initiative) was developed by Catholic Earthcare to provide a framework for sustainable development and fulfilment of a transformative ecological vision for Catholic schools, parishes and church communities, agencies and congregations.  The overarching aim of the ASSISI initiative is to provide a foundation for and a pathway to best practice in achieving ecological sustainability in Catholic schools, parishes, church agencies and organisations across Australia. The definition of ecological education which has been put forward for Catholic schools is relevant and […]

ASSISI resources

  • ASSISI Animator Program

    Catholic Earthcare Australia regularly offers the ASSISI Formation Program ‘Animators for Sustainability’. This immersive program looks at a holistic way to mobilise environmental change in an organisation or community.

  • ASSISI resources

    These ASSISI resources offer points of reflection and guidance for how to embed and animate your organisation's ecological vision for sustainable development using ASSISI principles and processes.

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.