It is that time again. September 1st is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It marks the first day of the Season of Creation. Attached please find the Franciscan Season of Caring for Creation. Also attached is the 2021-SOC-Full-Guide for this year.
This year, the theme of the season is “A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God.” In Genesis God set a dome over the Earth. The word ”dome“ is where we get words such as ‘domicile’ and ’domestic’ — in other words, God puts us all is — all people, all life — under the same domed roof — we are all in the house, the oikos of God. God gave humans the ministry to take care and cultivate this oikos of God. (From the Season of Creation 2021 Celebration Guide)
The Season runs through October 4th, the Solemnity of our Seraphic Father Francis. It is a time when we honor and celebrate God’s awesome creation and everything it contains.
Linked please find the Franciscan Season of Caring for Creation. Also attached is the 2021-SOC-Full-Guide for this year.
Thank you for your continued support and care for God’s magnificent creation by using the prayers in your families, fraternities and faith communities.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,
The world, and those who dwell in it.
For He has founded it upon the seas
And established it upon the rivers.” (Psalm 24:1-2)
Wishing you blessings of peace and all good!
Carolyn D. Townes, OFS
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation