Norah Gregson one of our CAFOD parish volunteers in Guernsey reports on the Guernsey Laduato Si’ group . “In Pope Francis in his encyclical, “Laudato si “, calls on all of us to do two things : to care for the planet , “Our Common Home “, and to have” solidarity with the poor “ We are only too aware of the environmental challenges we face and of how much our use of the planet’s resources impinges on the poorest people in it . Our experience of “ Lockdown “ has really brought to our attention the huge importance of the natural world and our need to protect it . We have also learned that we CAN live more simply , use food more thoughtfully , waste less ,consume less .As parishioners of Our Lady and the Saints of Guernsey we have formed a group ,” Laudato si Guernsey” to pray ,reflect and act on Pope Francis’ call, to find ways of putting it into action in our community to inspire us all to ecological “Conversion. “.
As individuals and families we can think and act more thoughtfully towards our God given and beautiful planet and we hope to bring some ideas of ways for us to do that each week .
What better people to start us off with a few tips than some of our youngest pupils from Notre Dame School. Here are some of them :
“Try walking some days instead of driving. “ Ella Rose Y 6
“Don’t flush baby wipes or other wipes down the toilet as they DO NOT break down . “ Shea Y6 .”