Pope Francis has designated September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.Join Pope Francis, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities and Christians around the globe in praying for and taking action for our common home on September 1 and throughout the Season of Creation from September 1- October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
For more information, visit SeasonofCreation.org.
Live Laudato Si’
Following the second anniversary of his historic environmental encyclical, Pope Francis endorsed the Laudato Si’ Pledge campaign, which was also supported by many other Church leaders. Through the Pledge, the Global Catholic Climate Movement aims to mobilize at least 1 million Catholics to become directly engaged in turning Laudato Si into action to care for the planet.
Answering Pope Francis’ urgent call in Laudato Si
I pledge to:
- Pray for and with creation
- Live more simply
- Advocate to protect our common home
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Pope Francis’ Prayer to Care for Our Common Home
Father of all,
Creator and ruler of the universe,
You entrusted your world to us as a gift.
Help us to care for it and all people,
that we may live in right relationship–
with one another,
and with creation.
Christ our Lord,
both divine and human,
You lived among us and died for our sins.
Help us to imitate your love for the human family
by recognizing that we are all connected—
to our brothers and sisters around the world,
to those in poverty impacted by environmental devastation,
and to future generations.
giver of wisdom and love,
You breathe life in us and guide us.
Help us to live according to your vision,
stirring to action the hearts of all—
individuals and families,
communities of faith,
and civil and political leaders.
Triune God, help us to hear the cry of those in poverty, and the cry of the earth, so that we may together care for our common home.