The Season of Creation

The Season of Creation 2022 runs from September 1st to October 4th (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) and is an opportunity to respond to the call of Pope Francis to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
A Prayer for Our Earth

All-powerful God, you are present in the
whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and
forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and
Touch the hearts of those
who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
Pope Francis,

– Laudato Si’