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We are not doing enough!

We are not doing enough

On the 4th October, the close of the Season of Creation and the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi,  Pope Francis has published an Apostolic Exhortation ‘Laudate Deum’ (‘Praise God’) building on his 2015 Laudato Si’ encyclical. We are not doing enough, he says, we’re close to breaking point. He criticises climate change deniers, saying that the human origin ...

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Let Justice & Peace flow

“ … 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. As the people of God, we must work together on behalf of all Creation, as part of that mighty river of peace ...

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Let Justice and Peace Flow

On Thursday 25 May ahead of the 2023 celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (on 1 September) Pope Francis chose the theme “Let Justice and Peace Flow,” inspired by the words of the prophet Amos: “Let justice flow on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.” This Message by Pope Francis is a ...

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A time for every season

A time for every season

Today, Tuesday October 4th the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi marks the end of the ‘Season of Creation’ which opened on 1st September, the ‘World Day of Prayer for Care of the Earth’. It has offered us a vital opportunity to stop, look, hear and pray with the beauty of the Earth and Life around us that radiates the ...

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Advocating for the least

‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’. “I have heard their cry … I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you … I will be with you” (Ex 3:1-12).   This theme for the Season of Creation 2022 focusses on listening to those voices, which are not heard. They include women and girls, Indigenous Peoples, migrants, youth, the economically marginalised and ...

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A new season

entering a new season

We are entering a new season in more ways than one.  As we move gradually out of summer and feel already the change of air and subtle sense of Autumn arriving,  our senses are awakened to the delicate and transient beauty of each season, as well as to the losses – life that can no longer be sustained and nature’s ...

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Protect & heal God’s creation

The Season of Creation begins on September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations. Throughout the month-long celebration, we come together in an annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home. ...

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