One of the ways that our school communities can participate in ecological conversion each year is on 1st September which is The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This day marks the beginning of the Season of Creation, which is an annual event that encourages prayer and action for our common home and it runs from 1st September through to 4th October, the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi.
In calling us to an ecological conversion Pope Francis has said that,
“The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation to be custodians of creation.”
In recent years, thousands of Catholics on six continents, united with the Global family have organised local activities to celebrate the Season of Creation and it is an opportunity for us all to experience a time of reconciliation with our world.
It is a time to think about what we can do to make amends and repair the relationships that we have with creation, to pray and protect every creature in God’s beautifully complex web of creation. The theme of this year’s Season of Creation celebration is “Jubilee for Earth”.