September 1: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

"Iris" by Agnes Babas Fooks

Pope Francis has declared September 1 as the
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
"The annual World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live."


Coinciding with the celebration of the Orthodox Church, Pope Francis hopes that:

"The celebration of the Day on the same date as the Orthodox Church will be a valuable opportunity to bear witness to our growing communion with our orthodox brothers.   We live in a time where all Christians are faced with identical and important challenges and we must give common replies to these in order to appear more credible and effective.  Therefore it is my hope that this Day can involve, in some way, other Churches and ecclesial Communities and be celebrated in union with the initiatives that the World Council of Churches is promoting on this issue."


As RSCJs and members of the Family of the Sacred Heart, we join hands in celebrating this day
and in caring each day for our "common home."  
We welcome accounts of action taken, prayers and reflections, modules and resources.  
Please send these to
To read the letter of Pope Francis for the establishment of the "World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation," click here.

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