Text of Laudato Si': Written and audio formats

The text of Laudato Si' is made available here in both text and audio formats.


1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.[1]

Laudato Si' : On Care for Our Common Home (82 pps; PDF), (Link) 


An audio recording (male voice) of Laudato Si' in English in chapters with length of chapters shown in brackets. Numbers indicate paragraphs.

  1-16 (16:19)
* Chapter One: What is Happening to Our Common Home
  17-42 (24:15)
  43- 61 (19:30)                       
* Chapter Two: The Gospel of Creation
   62-83 (23:00)
   84 -100 (16:20)
 * Chapter Three: The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis
  101-114 (15:59)
  115-136 (21:50)
*Chapter Four:
Integral Ecology
137-162 (25:32)
*Chapter Five: Lines of Approach and Action
163 - 201 (38:21)
*Chapter Six: Ecological Education and Spirituality
  202- 227 (23:58)
  228- 246 and Two Prayers (20:16)

An audio recording (female voice) of a reading of the Encyclical can be downloaded in mp3 files from the Village doings website. The recording can be downloaded as 8 mp3 files or in one 56mb file. Visit the website here