The Season of Creation will end on 4 October, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations.
As one global Christian family united and committed to caring for our common home, we will pray a novena to close the Season of Creation and ask God for the grace of our eco-conversion.
This special novena, which starts Saturday 25 September, also will let us celebrate St. Francis as a true revolutionary in the Church, someone whose example all of us can follow today.
As Pope Francis wrote in Laudato Si’: “I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically… He was particularly concerned for God’s creation and for the poor and outcast. He loved, and was deeply loved for his joy, his generous self-giving, his openheartedness. He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself. He shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace” (LS 10).
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