Green heads, hearts and hands

Service (Social or Environmental)


What if your decisons come from the connectedness of God man and creation? What if your prayers met your daily life? How to be more eco-friendly Catholic?

This experiment will focus primarily on ecological commitment, connecting it to our Catholic faith and Ignatian spirituality.

Answering Pope Francis’ call for ecological conversion in his encyclical Laudato sí, we want to engage in an intellectual and spiritual path in order to attain a more sustainable lifestyle. We will adopt an integral approach – joining heads, hearts and hands. Our first goal, then, is to gain insight, analyzing the current ecological challenges and looking for solutions. We want to discover the wisdom of our faith tradition on the subject of environment (head). But we need a change of heart (or soul, if you like) too, taking on a deeper approach. We will meditate upon Scripture, following the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. Finally, we want to move on to concrete action (hands): going out to explore nature, attending workshops which can make a real change in our lives.

“Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another.” (Laudato sí, Paragraph 42)

Special Requirements

Readiness to explore an eco-friendly lifestyle

Necessary items to bring

outdoor clothing

raincoat, trekking shoes




sleeping bag

some food speciality from your country


  • Fr. Walter Ceyssens SJ
  • Sr. Balla Erika SJC
  • Sr. Mézinger Gabriella SJC


Szigetmonostor, Szentendre Island in the Bend of the Danube