Integrity of Creation

Earth Day

April 22 join the world in celebrating Earth Day or make everyday Earth Day!  This year’s theme for Earth Day is Simple Living: God’s Vision of Abundant Life.  Click the link below to access a prayer/reflection for Earth Day with discussion questions as well as small and bigger steps to take in your own life. 
Simple Living

Issue of Energy

The Jan/Feb edition of the Benedictine Grange newsletter considers energy’s role within climate change. The issues are complex. As people of faith, we must ask ourselves how we are treating God’s gift of creation.
Heads, Hands, Heart Newsletter on Energy

Problem of Plastics

Pope Francis says “we cannot allow our seas and oceans to be littered by endless fields of floating plastic. Here too, our active commitment is needed to confront this emergency. Thanks to the Benedictine Grange of which our own Terry Eppridge is a part, we can post here their November/December Newsletter dealing with many aspects of the problem of plastics.
Laudato Si Head, Hands, Heart Newsletter

Season of Creation 2022
Listen to the Voice of Creation

Each week of the Season of Creation 2022, our Ursuline JPIC Team will provide a prayer/reflection which will be posted here as well as sent out to our mailing list. We hope that these will be helpful in your listening….
This prayer for the close of the 2022 Season of Creation was prepared
by Mary Ann Dooling and Pat Harris from Ursuline St Louis.
It includes a commitment to Laudato Si goals that we invite you to share and pray often.

Prayer for Feast of St Francis and Commitment to Laudato Si
Commitment Card for reproducting
The reflection for this fifth week of the Season of Creation was prepared
by Mary Ann Dooling and the focus is hope.
Reflection on Hope for the Earth
This fourth week of the Season of Creation Alice Marie Giordano prepared a reflection centered on an ecological examen in the Jesuit tradition.
Reflection for Fourth Week of Season of Creation

The reflection for the third week of the Season of Creation was adapted from
a Prayer of Lament written by members of the four Religious Orders
in the Anglican Church of Melanesia.
Reflection for Third Week of Season of Creation
The reflection for the second week was prepared by Maureen Welch with
a focus on thankfulness for all creatures.
Reflection for Second Week of Season of Creation
This first week’s reflection was prepared by Dianne Baumunk using ideas from Matthew Fox’s Daily Meditations and photos from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Reflection for First Week of Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home.
The Season “Celebration” begins on 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations.
This year we will unite around the theme, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.”
During the Season of Creation, our common prayer and action can help us listen for the voices of those who are silenced. In prayer we lament the individuals, communities, species, and ecosystems who are lost, and those whose livelihoods are threatened by habitat loss and climate change. In prayer we center the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.
May this 2022 Season of Creation be a time to Listen to the Voice of Creation, so that our lives in words and deeds proclaim good news for all the Earth.

The burning bush is the Symbol for the Season of Creation 2022

Moses was told to remove his sandals at the sight of the burning bush, for he was standing on holy ground in God’s presence. May this symbol move us to remove the “sandals” of our unsustainable lifestyles that disconnect us from creation and our Creator, contemplate our connection to the holy ground where we live, and listen for the voice of creation.

Song of the Season of Creation

Prayer Card Meditation

Season of Creation Prayer
Listen 2022 Season of Creation Liturgical Guide