Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletAugust 23, 2017

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Season of Creation, 9/01 through 10/04, A Time to Pray and Thank God for Creation


During the Season of Creation from September 1 through October 4, Christians across denominations and around the world are invited to pray for and deepen our care of God's creation. September 1 was first proclaimed as a World Day of Prayer for Creation by Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I for the Orthodox community in 1989 and embraced by other European churches in 2001. Pope Francis declared it a day of Prayer for Creation for the Catholic Church in 2015. Since 2016, the World Council of Churches, Global Catholic Climate Movement, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, Act Alliance, and several other Christian agencies have collaborated in an ecumenical celebration of the Season of Creation. Last year, this network hosted over 300 local prayer services and events and two online prayer services which were led and attended by people across every continent.

The Season of Creation website provides valuable resources for us to use:

2017 Prayer Focus

Prayer Resources

http://seasonofcreation.org/online-prayer-services/


The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) also provides resources to help us take action on climate change:

GCCM Resources

GreenFaith (Interfaith Partnership for the Environment) has a START-UP Kit for Individuals and churches.

Answer Pope Francis’ urgent call in Laudato Si by signing the LAUDATO SI PLEDGE to pray for and with creation, to live more simply and to advocate to protect our common home.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are pleased to join the world in observing, through prayer and programs, the Season of Creation and to reinforce our commitment to reverence and care for the gift of God’s Creation!