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Welcome to the Season of Creation 2022!

“Listen to the voice of creation” is the theme and invitation of this year’s Season of Creation. The ecumenical phase begins on 

September 1st with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and concludes on October 4th with the Feast of Saint Francis. It is a special time for all Christians to pray and work together to care for our common home. 

In this Season of Creation, we pray once more in the great cathedral of creation, and revel in the ‘grandiose cosmic choir’ made up of countless creatures, all singing the praises of God. Unfortunately, that sweet song is accompanied by a cry of anguish – a chorus of cries of anguish. It is mother earth, who cries out. It is the plea of our children crying out as our planet’s ecosystems collapse. 

During this season of Creation, let us be mindful of Saint Paul’s exhortation: rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep (cf. Rom 12:15), let us respond to these cries with deeds, so that future generations can continue to rejoice in creation’s sweet song of life and hope.

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Concluding Prayer for the Season of Creation

Wednesday, October 4, 2022 7:30am CST

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A Prayer for the Care of Creation

O God of the poor, 
help us to rescue the abandoned 
and forgotten of this earth, 
who are so precious in your eyes. 
God of love, show us our place in this world 
as channels of your love 
for all the creatures of this earth. 
God of mercy, may we receive your forgiveness 
and convey your mercy throughout our common home. 
Praise be to you! 
Amen.

prayer from Catholic Health Association of the United States