CHA has gathered a collection of resources in celebration of Season of Creation 2023.
The annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action to protect the Earth takes place from Sept. 1 — the World Day of Prayer for Creation — to Oct. 4 — the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The theme for this year's Season of Creation is "Let Justice and Peace Flow." The symbol for the celebration is a river.
The event's website notes: "Prophet Amos cries out: 'But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!' (Amos 5:24) and so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity." The website is seasonofcreation.org.
In his World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis reiterates these themes and urges action. He asks that everyone "transform our hearts, our lifestyles, and the public policies ruling our societies."
CHA's resources for Season of Creation include reflections, prayers and links to coverage of environmental sustainability efforts across the Catholic health care ministry that can help respond to Pope Francis' call in his World Day of Prayer message to "join hands and take bold steps" to heal the Earth.