Season of Creation

The season starts September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. Throughout the month-long celebration, the world’s 2.2 billion Christians come together to care for our common home. The beginning and the end date of the Season of Creation are linked with the concern for creation in the Eastern and the Western traditions of Christianity, respectively.

The burning bush is the symbol for the Season of Creation 2022. Today, the prevalence of unnatural fires are a sign of the devastating effects that climate change has on the most vulnerable of our planet. Creation cries out as forests crackle, animals flee, and people are forced to migrate due to the fires of injustice.

In contrast, the fire that called to Moses as he tended the flock on Mt. Horeb did not consume or destroy the bush. This flame of the Spirit revealed God’s presence. This holy fire affirmed that God heard the cries of all who suffered and promised to be with us as we followed in faith to our deliverance from injustice. In this Season of Creation, this symbol of God’s Spirit calls us to listen to the voice of creation.

We hope that this Season of Creation renews and unites us by the call to care for our common home. We invite you to participate in this Season.

  • Prayer: Create a burning bush symbol and pray for the care for our common home. Journey together with others in Creation or to places affected by climate change and biodiversity loss. Take moments in nature to listen.
  • Sustainability: Develop a sustainability action plan with your family. Simple changes include recycling, planting a garden, composting, collecting rain water, reducing single use plastics, etc.
  • Advocacy: Raise your voice for climate justice by participating in efforts to combat climate change.
  • Watch: 🔥👂🏽 Do you hear that? It is the voice of Creation! | #SeasonofCreation 2022

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09/01/2022 - 10/04/2022
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