Season of Creation ends but the journey continues
The Season of Creation is a special time of action and prayer for Christians everywhere. Over the past month, we’ve walked towards better care of creation. In Puerto Rico, survivors of Hurricane Maria prayed together. In urban Uganda, Franciscans shared a Laudato Si’ retreat together. In Ecuador, an ecumenical choir sang together.
The Season of Creation ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis, but our journey continues.
The Climate Pilgrimage has started. Pilgrims from around the world are walking from Rome to Katowice, Poland – around 930 miles – where the climate talks will be held in December. All are welcome to join a 4 October online prayer service to celebrate the Season of Creation. It will be led by Yeb Saño, the lead pilgrim on The Climate Pilgrimage. He will share how his Catholic values motivate him to make extraordinary witness to the urgent need to protect creation. A former chief climate negotiator for the Philippines, he walked from Rome to the Paris Climate talks in December 2015 and handed over a faith petition of nearly two million signatures to the United Nations, calling for an agreement. The People’s Pilgrimage aims to draw attention to the climate change negotiations in Poland.
Yeb will be joined by Christian and environmental leaders from around the world in prayer and reflection to celebrate the closing of the Season of Creation.