Welcome to Season of Creation 2023
Prophet Amos cries out: “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24) and so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up
climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity.
What is the Season of Creation?
The Season of Creation is a liturgical season dedicated to prayer, reflection, and celebration of God as Creator. It also celebrates and reflects prayerfully on the gifts of creation and the mission given to us by God to care for creation and respond to its needs and crises today.
When is the Season of Creation?
The annual celebration takes place from September 1st, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to October 4th, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Season of Creation has been added to the Catholic calendar by Pope Francis over the last several years as a natural way to collaborate with the global ecumenical community on this critical matter and to implement the faith vision, analysis, and mission laid out in his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Sí.
As we enter this Season of Creation, we are invited, then, to listen again to the theme calling the family of creation to a new, compassionate consciousness, a commitment to Gospel nonviolence, and healing work that has the power to restore a life-giving flow of justice and peace to all the living of Earth.
From a deep contemplative presence, let’s listen from the heart:
We are all members of a vast
and profoundly interdependent Web of Life,
the precious gift of God.
Imagine, feel the countless connections….
There is great need for a Jubilee Time for Earth
A time of rest, restoration, and restitution
from the destructive damage from climate change
and extensive ecological degradation.
- Gen Cassani, SSND