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Season of Creation

The Season of Creation runs from 1 September (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to 4 October (the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) each year.

This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation. It is a time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation, as we join together in prayer.

We give thanks for all that God has made, repent for the damage that we have caused and commit ourselves to take action to protect the earth our common home.

“Let Justice and Peace Flow" is theme and invitation of this year’s Season of Creation. In his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2023, Pope Francis encourages us to "live, work and pray that our common home will teem with life once again."

Read the full text of the Pope's message

In 2022 the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales issued a new edition of its teaching document on the environment – The Call of Creation.

Read The Call of Creation

Laudato Si encyclical

Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' remains a profound invitation to care for our common home.