Planet Earth: Our Common Home

What is the Season of Creation?

The Season of Creation is a monthlong prayerful observance that calls the planet’s 2.2 billion Christians to pray and care for God’s creation. It’s a time to reflect on our relationship with the environment — not just “distant” nature, but, crucially, the place where we live — and the ways in which our lifestyles and decisions as a society can endanger both the natural world and those inhabiting it, both humans and other creatures.

The ecumenical steering committee that plans and promotes the season each year put it this way:

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.

It’s a time of prayer, contemplation and, increasingly, calls to action.

Read more here: https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/what-season-creation

In sync with all of Creation

Christians around the world are called in this month of September to intensify their joint efforts and prayers in order to protect “our common home”

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which is marked each year on September 1, is now well established among many Christian communities around the world.Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, established the observance in 1989 for the Orthodox Churches. And Pope Francis decided in 2015 that the Catholic Church would also participate in this annual global prayer effort.This day also marks the beginning of the Season of Creation, which ends on October 4 with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Read more at: https://international.la-croix.com/news/editorials/in-sync-with-all-of-creation/16529

Brigantine Beach, NJ USA July 2022
Brigantine Beach, NJ USA July 2022
Brigantine Beach, NJ USA July 2022

About Dr. Ernie Sherretta, D. Min.

Retired Director of Religious Education for the Catholic Church since 2014, granted a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Charles Seminary, an M.A. in Religious Studies from St. Charles Seminary, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Spiritual Well-Being Counselor
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