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Season of Creation

“Let Justice and Peace Flow … 

 like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream” (Amos 5:24)


Season of Creation begins September 1 with the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation
and ends October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of the environment.

“The evocative image used by Amos speaks to us of what God desires. God wants justice to reign; it is as essential to our life as God’s children made in his likeness as water is essential for our physical survival. This justice must flow forth wherever it is needed, neither remaining hidden deep beneath the ground nor vanishing like water that evaporates before it can bring sustenance. God wants everyone to strive to be just in every situation, to live according to his laws and thus to enable life to flourish.” – Pope Francis, in his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2023

Read the full message here


Season of Creation is an ecumenical call to action to protect our common home. And this call is increasingly urgent: this past year of devastating storms, wildfires and floods demonstrates the need to act now for environmental understanding, healing, and new ways forward.


“Like tributaries joining forces to become a mighty river, the ecumenical family will come together on a synodal path of care for our common home through justice and peace.” – Sister Alessandra Smerilli, Secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development


What can you do, as an individual, a family, a community to make a change this Season of Creation? 

“How can we contribute to the mighty river of justice and peace in this Season of Creation? What can we, particularly as Christian communities, do to heal our common home so that it can once again teem with life? We must do this by resolving to transform our hearts, our lifestyles, and the public policies ruling our societies.” Pope Francis, in his 2023 message








Laudato Si: Encyclical of Pope Francis on Care of our Common Home

Season of creation Celebration Guide

For more:


Laudato Si Action Platform




Communications Officer, Diocese of Antigonish