Vigil for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Handful of seeds

High-quality seeds will be distributed as part of our new Hands On project

We invite you to use this service at home to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September.

It can also be used at any point during Creation Time, an ecumenical season dedicated to prayer for the protection of creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles running from 1 September to 4 October (the feast of St Francis of Assisi).

Pope Francis calls us all to celebrate this moment to “reaffirm [our] personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork that he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation, as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

Feel free to use or adapt the service as you wish. Please make sure you follow any local social distancing guidelines, especially if you plan to use the service as part of a group outside of your home.

You may also like to follow our Novena on the Amazon, a special nine-day prayer cycle based on St Francis’s Canticle of the Sun.

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A prayer vigil to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September. This could be used throughout the Season of Creation which runs from 1 September to 4 October (the feast of St Francis of Assisi).

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