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World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Posted on: September 1, 2015 1:00 pm
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Pope Francis has proclaimed September 1 a day of Prayer for Creation.  This “Season of Creation” concludes October 4, the Feast of Saint Francis. See http://seasonofcreation.info/.

Francis invites each of us individually and as a community to enter into this period through Prayer, Reflection, by Reducing our Ecological Footprint and through Advocacy.

Pope Francis is listening with “global ears” and is following the example of the Orthodox Church and other Christian denominations as well as the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines.

His invitation to us comes in contrast to “Earth Overshoot Day” which occurred August 13, the day humanity had used up the year’s allotment of natural resources for 2015. See http://www.overshootday.org. Most of us, oblivious to this reality, lived this day like any other while globally the gobbling of our natural world continued. By year’s end we will have consumed the resources of 1.6 Earths.

Together we can choose otherwise; we can choose a Season of Creation for ourselves and all earth’s children. As persons of Faith we are called by Francis to listen with global ears.

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