Intercontinental Laudato Si’ Pilgrimage

The pilgrimage of the icons of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi is an initiative of the JPIC Offices of Latin America and, in celebrating the five years of the Encyclical, will be extended to the five continents. Pilgrimage reminds us that we are just passing through and that others will be pilgrims after us. Therefore, to go on pilgrimage invites us to walk together with others and to assume responsibility for the care of creation for future generations.

The faces of Francis and Clare, painted and enculturated by local artists, will travel through many fraternities in Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania. They emulate the pilgrimage of Latin America where, based on the “Laudato Si icons”, the meeting, formation, reflection and action of the Franciscan family around the values of the Laudato Si encyclical were made possible.