‘Pure Gift’ is an inspirational Catholic Earthcare resource for adults and senior secondary students.

Consisting of an animated legacy letter from a father to his three sons, liturgical, formation and prayer resources, the Pure Gift package opens the heart to the work we are all called to, as Christians, in caring for God’s Creation.

The Pure Gift resource package offers a range of prayerful exercises and contemplative reflections based on themes contained within the animated clip. The material is intended to assist in the growth and understanding of the user’s emerging ecological consciousness. It is hoped that these exercises will stimulate moments of insight and transformation, sustaining the movement for ecological conversion at a personal and communal level.

 The Pure Gift resource has a flexible design and offers a selection of options for the user within each theme. The material is suited to use by individuals, small groups and for classroom use in the senior secondary context.

 

 

Resource Package (PDF)

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 CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

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.