What is Serata Laudato Si’?
The “Serata” (Evening) Laudato si’ is a cultural event that promotes the message of the encyclical Laudato si’, on the care of the common home, written by Pope Francis. Our goal is to create awareness, through art, culture, music, about the climate crisis that we are experiencing and promote a space of integral ecological conversion in favor of future generations.
“Even living on little, they can live a lot, above all when they cultivate other pleasures and find satisfaction in fraternal encounters, in service, in developing their gifts, in music and art, in contact with nature, in prayer. Happiness means knowing how to limit some needs which only diminish us and being open to the many different possibilities which life can offer”. (LS 223)
We hope that Serata Laudato si’ will help us to promote the encyclical on the care of our common home, to sensitize the men and women of our time about the urgency of giving an immediate response to the climate crisis. We need to bring an urgent change in our lifestyle and need an integral ecological conversion. #LaudatoSiRevolution
I Edition 2018
The «Serata Laudato si'» of the year 2018 was a great concert in the city of Rome that featured the participation of «il Piccolo Coro ‘Mariele Ventre’ dell’Antoniano di Bologna», Friar Alessando Brustenghi, a Franciscan tenor, and Eugenio Maria Fagiani, one of Italy’s leading organists. Michael Antony Perry, Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, was also present, exhorting the participants to take conscience and to undertake concrete actions in favor of the care of the environment.
II Edition 2019
The second edition of «Serata Laudato si'» took place during World Youth Day in Panama City and featured the group «Alfareros», winners of the 2018 Latin Grammy for best Christian album in Spanish with the album «Setenta veces ciete».
III Edition 2020
The third edition of «Serata Laudato si'» was organized jointly with the Franciscan Youth Missions and the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) department of the Friars Minor. The promotion and living of the values of the encyclical Laudato si’ is what has strengthened these organizations in working together to organize this new version of «Serata Laudato si'».