September marks the end of summer and back to school. September also marks the start of the Season of Creation. Pope Francis released a message on September 1st on the Season and the World Day of Prayer for Creation:
Each year, particularly since the publication of the Encyclical Laudato Si’, the first day of September is celebrated by the Christian family as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the beginning of the Season of Creation, which concludes on the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on the fourth of October. During this period, Christians worldwide renew their faith in the God of creation and join in prayer and work for the care of our common home.
If you missed the World Day of Prayer for Creation this year, don’t fret. You can still celebrate it a few days late by saying a prayer for all of creation, and by vowing to reduce your carbon footprint and work to care for our planet and all those who inhabit it.
Here’s a short video released by the Vatican and Global Catholic Climate Movement to celebrate this year’s Season of Creation:
Next week, I will share more of Pope Francis’ message to us on the Season of Creation.
Working together, we can help take care of our common home.