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to Celebrate Season of Creation

“If we learn how to listen, we can hear in the voice of creation a kind of dissonance.  On the one hand, we can hear a sweet song in praise of our beloved Creator; on the other, an anguished plea, lamenting our mistreatment of this our common home”.
Pope Francis

Organize your own events for the Season of Creation 2022

You are especially invited to be a leader in order to let your local groups to organize a community event and inspire others to live the Season of Creation intensely. You can organize an online or in-person event, on eco-spirituality, lifestyles or advocacy actions.

Download the 2022 Celebration Guide

Download Faith leaders’ invitation to join the Season of Creation

Tell us how you are celebrating SOC

Your story matters. Your story can and will move people to take action. In order to truly bring Laudato Si’ to life and to care for creation throughout the world, it will take all of us taking action and telling our stories. Your voice matters. Thank you for sharing your story!

This year’s theme:

SoC Resources





Pope Francis Message

For the first time, Pope Francis has published in advance his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which is celebrated every September 1. Signed on July 16, memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the message was officially released on July 21, at a press conference at the Vatican.

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

The 4 key points of the Pope’s message for the Season of Creation

Press Conference for the presentation of the Pope Francis' Message

Press Release for Media

More resources

Editable blog draft for your website

Catholic Social Media Kit

SOC 2022 Official Song

Plan your Season of Creation actions

Action sows seeds of hope and planning makes it more likely that we will take action. Plan your action for the Season of Creation.

SOC 2024: “To hope and act with Creation”

The theme and symbol for the 2024 Season of Creation have been revealed: “To hope and act with Creation” and “The firstfruits of hope”

Twenty-seven Episcopal dioceses explore expansive prayers for God’s Creation

After a summer of alarming evidence that the global climate is increasingly unstable, with billions of people around the world experiencing heat domes, fires, floods, storms, and deadly drought, many of us feel a deep need to pray. With sober joy we welcome Creation...

Season of Creation 2023: “Let justice and peace flow”

Joint statement from the presidents of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), Archbishop Gintaras Grušas, and president of the Conference of...

A time to pause and dwell on “the beating of our hearts”

At a press conference, Pope Francis’ message for the Day of Creation was released, in which he invited us to listen to our beating hearts.

Pope Francis focuses on drought in his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

"Our unbridled burning of fossil fuels and destruction of forests are raising temperatures and causing great droughts," says the Pope The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (Creation Day) on September 1st will mark the beginning of the Season of Creation...

Despite the EU resolution, the EACOP project continues and threatens biodiversity in Uganda and the greater Africa

In line with this year’s Season of Creation theme, “Listening to the voice of creation”, and the symbol, the burning bush, a group of African animators participated an online Season of Creation event that sought to ask, “What role should Catholics play in ending...

“We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty”

It is our opportunity to raise awareness upon the provision of adequate care for our older people in settings that foster their ongoing inclusion and an appreciation of their place in the life of our communities.

Season of Creation is about to end, but events continue

Last weeks of the Season of Creation, but events continue happening all over the world.

Take a contemplative walk in a forest or by the sea and take in the view with your eyes

In today’s Gospel the rich man fails to hear the Cry of the Poor and misses the opportunity to help the poor man Lazarus.

Thank you for your interest in the Season of Creation liturgies, materials, and other resources. Please feel free to use them at will. There are no copyright requirements on any of the official Season of Creation materials, including but not limited to the Season of Creation Celebration Guide and other branded materials and resources. If you would like, you’re welcome to credit or mention that you are using a liturgy from the Season of Creation Celebration Guide and link to the appropriate website or PDF. But such a mention is not required. Thank you again for your interest and your great work.