The Season of Creation runs from the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (September 1) through the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4).
“Let Justice and Peace Flow” is the theme of this year’s Season of Creation, as Pope Francis notes, inspired by the words of the prophet Amos: “Let justice flow on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream” (Amos 5:24)
This “time for creation” offers, in the words of Pope Francis, “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.”
What Can You And Your Household Do To Be Stewards Of God’s Creation?
In Laudato Si‘, Pope Francis brings attention to our “throwaway culture,” which “quickly reduces things to rubbish.” In your daily life, try to identify the ways in which you can choose reusables, rather than disposables, such as coffee mugs, reusable bags, or cloth napkins, and commit to making one change during this month.
Read Pope Francis’ message on the 2023 Season of Creation
- “How can we contribute to the mighty river of justice and peace in this Season of Creation? What can we, particularly as Christian communities, do to heal our common home so that it can once again teem with life? We must do this by resolving to transform our hearts, our lifestyles, and the public policies ruling our societies. …”
Consider joining Holy Trinity’s Green Team during the Season of Creation
The Laudato Si’ Movement website features a detailed guide with prayers as well as actions you can take
Pray As You Go has a guided audio prayer series for the Season of Creation