World day of prayer – Care of Creation

world_day_Prayer_imageThe season of creation begins on 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends on 4 October, the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Find out how we can celebrate this event in our diocese.

Pope Francis has established 1 September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home. We prepare to celebrate the second annual World Day of Prayer in September 2016.

The annual Day of Prayer is inspired by his landmark encyclical Laudato Si’, which calls on “every person living on this planet” to care for our shared earth.

Pope Francis calls us all to celebrate this opportune moment to “reaffirm [our] personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which 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.”

Please use and share our prayer resources:

• Prayer vigil featuring a story from Bolivia – it’s a perfect way to reflect on the care of creation around Harvest Fast Day.  Click here 

• A new prayer based on the Salve Regina:   Click here

Contact us if you would like to mark this day in a special way, we would be more than happy to support you.

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About Kieran O'Brien

As CAFOD Diocesan Manager for South Wales I cover the two dioceses of Cardiff and Menevia. I promote and support fundraising, education, campaigning and other CAFOD related initiatives in the area, encouraging as many people as possible to support our work around the world.

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