Season of Creation1 September - 4 October 2023
Season Of Creation
1st September – 4th October 2023
The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual “World Day of Prayer” for the Care of Creation in 2015.
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
In 1989 the Orthodox Church established a day of prayer for creation. This was followed in the years to come by the World Council of Churches who extended the time of awareness through to 4th October.
Pope Francis established the season within the Roman Catholic calendar in 2015 saying,
The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will offer individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live. The celebration of this Day, on the same date as the Orthodox Church, will be a valuable opportunity to bear witness to our growing communion with our Orthodox brothers and sisters.
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform
The Laudato Si’ Action Plan is a shared space where the church develops a bold and active response to the ecological crisis, so urgently illustrated by Pope Francis. The effects of our encounter with Jesus become evident in our relationship with the world around us. Laudato Si’ Plans support your community’s journey to integral ecology.
Enrolling in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform is an act of hope for the future we are building together. The institutions, communities and families that enrol are invited to reflect on how the Laudato Si’ Goals connect with the core values of loving kindness, responsible stewardship of our place in creation and care for the most vulnerable.
To those who wish to have an impact on our environment and build their relationship with Jesus, you should sign up for the Laudato Si’ Action Platform by Clicking Here. You can also learn more and sign up for the Season of Creation by Clicking Here.