JUBILEE OF THE EARTH

 

Blog by Mary Kay Wood, OPA

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation.  It runs from Sept. 1 – Oct. 4.  September 1 was proclaimed as a day of prayer for creation (World Day of Prayer) by Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I for the Orthodox in 1989.  Other Christian European churches embraced it in 2001 and Pope Francis for the Roman Catholic Church in 2015.

Laudato Si’ Week was held in May which was the first step in a year-long journey to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, On Care of Our Common Home. It is a time to care for the most vulnerable and restore the connections that make us whole.

Pope Francis invites us to join the annual celebration of prayer and action for our common home.   The Pope says “this is the season for letting our prayer life be inspired anew.  To reflect on lifestyles, and to undertake prophetic acts of creation.  It’s time to call for courageous decisions and direct the planet toward life, not death.”

Please join us each week as we focus on a theme for prayer, reflection, and action.

Blog by Mary Kay Wood – mkw308@gmail.com

Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

4 responses to “JUBILEE OF THE EARTH

  1. Mary Kay , you bring our focus to our Home, Earth. Thank you for spreading the word on the Season of Creation with our Dominican family. Now that we are aware, we can take action.

  2. Thank you so much, Mary Kay, for alerting us to this upcoming Season of Creation! I will be looking forward to the weekly themes for prayers and actions!

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