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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:33

Christians unite to pray for creation

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0918 SeasonforCreation 450This month, many Australian religious congregations are joining Christians around the world to pray and care for creation as part of the global “Season of Creation” movement.

The theme for this year's Season of Creation is “walking together”. 

"In walking together, we follow the role of Jesus, who walked with friends on the roads around Jerusalem," says the Season of Creation website, run by an ecumenical steering committee.

"As he traveled the byways of his community, Jesus invited us to encounter God through God’s presence in creation. Whether by considering “the lilies of the field” or the “grain of wheat that falls to the earth,” the spiritual journey of following Jesus is closely tied to the everyday wonders of nature that He experienced in His earthly journey.

"This Season of Creation, we strive to more deeply understand the lessons Jesus taught us through creation, to more authentically honor our Creator, and to share fellowship with brothers and sisters along the way. As pilgrims together, we welcome the opportunity to awaken anew to the wonder of the Earth, our common home, and to protect the web of life
it shelters."

“Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each of his creatures and which also unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river and mother earth” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 9).

For more information on Season of Creation and to find an event near you, click here.

To find prayer resources, including resources from the Columban Missionary Society of Australia, the Vatican and the Global Catholic Climate Movement, click here. 

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