Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation – human and nonhuman. It is celebrated globally by Christians of all traditions.
The Season of Creation starts Sept. 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis has proclaimed it as a day of prayer for creation, as the Orthodox Church has done since 1989 and to “draw from our rich spiritual heritage the reasons which feed our passion for the care of creation.”
It ends Oct. 4, the Feast of St. Francis. The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is a day of celebration and reflection on the life of the Patron of ecology and author of the Canticle of the Creatures.
To begin this year’s Season of Creation, S. Mary Barbara Philippart and Debbie Weber invite you to the following prayer service.
Season of Creation Prayer Service
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019
Emmaus Room, Motherhouse (2nd floor) All are welcome!
“Human beings too are creatures of this world, enjoying a right to life and happiness, and possessed of unique dignity. So, we cannot fail to consider the effects of environmental deterioration, current models of development and the throwaway culture on people’s lives.” Pope Francis
Global Catholic Climate Movement
Debbie Weber, director