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Celebrating the Season of Creation

30th Aug 2019

Putting Laudato Si’ into practice

Season of Creation calendar
Download the Mercy International Season of Creation Calendar, an inspirational resource full of practical tips to care for creation.

In 2019, The Season of Creation runs from Sunday September 1 to Friday October 4. For some of us it’s a time to pray, “... some of us do hand-on projects, some of us advocate” (https://seasonofcreation.org/).

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis quoted Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of the Orthodox Church, “For human beings … to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate … for human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life – these are sins”.

The Pontif encourages us to take action to care for our common home. In his Season of Creation 2018 message, he says, "This month I make a special request: that we may take good care of creation – a gift freely given – cultivating and protecting it for future generations".