Pope Francis begins his message for this year’s Season of Creation (September 1 – October 4) by asking us to listen to the sweet song of creation.
- We friars have promised to “seek the presence of the ‘Most High, all-powerful, good Lord’ in prayer, in mission, in human relationships, in different cultures, and in creation” (Constitutions 2).
Pope Francis then asks us to listen to the accompaniment of the sweet song of creation, sung by a chorus of anguish.
- We friars have promised to listen to the women and men of our time, “to their difficulties, sufferings, and hopes, and join them in communal projects of solidarity” (Constitutions 108 1).
Above excerpt written by – friar Michael Lasky OFM Conv.
(Delegate General for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation)
Pope Francis asks us to raise our voices, not as individuals but as a community, to bring about lasting change. Bring a sound of hope to the sweet song of creation. Read more…
About the Season of Creation
The season started on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Throughout the month-long celebration, the world’s 2.2 billion Christians come together to care for our common home.
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. Read more about the Season of Creation