Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home, the Oikos of God.
The Season “Celebration” begins 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations.
Following the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we begin the Season of Creation “Preparation” to reach local leaders and call our communities to participate actively by raising awareness of the theme, and how to respond to the cry of creation where the Lord calls us in our diverse contexts.
2022 Theme: “Listen to the Voice of Creation.”
May this 2022 Season of Creation renew our ecumenical unity! And may this season of prayer and action be a time to Listen to the Voice of Creation, so that our lives in words and deeds proclaim good news for all the Earth!
For Catholic and other ecumenical Season of Creation resources: seasonofcreation.org/catholic
Finally, for resources for individuals, groups, and Blessing of the Animals for the Feast of St. Francis, check out materials available from the Catholic Climate Covenant “Eco-Spirituality: Behold God in Everything!”: