Season of Creation 2023

The Season of Creation is an annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home. It takes place from Sept. 1 – the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – to Oct. 4 – the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

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The theme for this year's Season of Creation is "Let Justice and Peace Flow." Through prayer, practical advocacy, and sustainable actions, this 2023 Season of Creation can prophetically renew our ecumenical unity and care for our common home. We invite you to join this special season and be part of this mighty movement for justice and peace. May we journey together in communion as the People of God to let justice and peace flow!
~ From the Season of Creation Celebration Guide 2023
Read the Pope's 2023 Season of Creation Message.

CHA Podcast

Season 4: Episode 6 - Providence’s Carbon-Negative Health Care Pledge
Between hurricanes and heat waves, the effects of the climate crisis have never been more evident. How can health care systems make bold commitments that will make a difference in the fight against climate change?

Ali Santore, Chief Advocacy and Social Responsibility Officer at Providence, and Beth Schenk, Chief Environmental Stewardship Officer at Providence, join Health Calls to discuss their system’s pledge to be carbon-negative by 2030. They discuss the way the pledge has been integrated throughout leadership structures, the definition of “carbon negative” health care and how their climate impacts can be measured using data.


Enjoy a few moments of shared reflection and well-being at your next team huddle or meeting with this newly launched series of short audio reflections. Featuring prayers from Sr. Beatrice Hernandez, OSF, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Coordinator for the Wheaton Franciscans.




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Join the Action Platform Today! – Hear from Sr Mary Haddad, RSM, CHA’s President, and CEO

CHA celebrates the Season of Creation as part of our commitment to this prophetic call of hope to heal our earth and to the Laudato Si' Action Platform.


Pope Francis Call to Action
In his Season of Creation message, Pope Francis calls on all of us to "…contribute to the mighty river of justice and peace in this Season of Creation." He asks us to do this by "resolving to transform our hearts, our lifestyles, and the public policies ruling our societies.

Transform our hearts by understanding the integral connection between nature and human beings – View Integral Ecology: The Bond Between Justice and Caring for Creation and The Letter: A Message for Our Earth

Transform our lifestyles by changing practices and policies to be more sustainable – View Investing in Our Planet and host a discussion on Simple Living: God's Vision of Abundant Life."

Transform our public policies by advocating the move away from fossil fuels and protections for the most vulnerable from the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation – Review CHA's Caring for Creation – Addressing the Ecological Crisis policy brief and view Environmental Justice – A Conversation with Activist Hilton Kelley

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