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Welcome to the Season of Creation!

Catholics around the world recognize the Season of Creation from September 1, the World Day of Prayer for Creation, through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. As Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we have made a commitment to respond to the crisis of Earth.

Season of Creation resources

We invite you to engage with some of our Season of Creation resources.

Our 2021 Season of Creation Prayer Journal is available for download a pdf in English, Spanish and Japanese.

A World of Gratitude guided reflection is available on our YouTube channel in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Download a Meditation on Creation prayer card from the Catholic Climate Covenant in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Learn about ways to be more ecologically sustainable in various areas of your home:

Reflect on our Closing Prayer video with reflections from Chile, Japan, the United States and Peru. Captions in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Sign the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition

Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition

From the international Laudato Si’ Movement:

Our common home and common family are suffering. The climate emergency is causing rising seas, a warmer planet, and more extreme weather. It’s devastating the lives of our poorest sisters and brothers. At the same time, biologists estimate that we’re driving species to extinction at a rate of 100 to 1,000 times their usual rate. “We have no such right” (Laudato Si’ 33). In the year 2021, we have an opportunity like no other. At the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in October, world leaders can set meaningful targets to protect creation. In November, at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), countries will announce their plans to meet the goals of the Paris agreement. Ahead of those meetings, it is our responsibility as Catholics to lift up the voices of the most vulnerable and advocate on their behalf. We must act now.

Sign their Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition
Firma la Petición Planeta Sano, Gente Sana

Join us for a half-day virtual retreat

To celebrate the Season of Creation, join our Los Angeles Province, the congregation and the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph for “Sacred Mystery in the Heart of Creation,” a half-day virtual retreat presented by Linda Neil, CSJ. This interactive, online presentation will integrate the Gospel with our call to care for Creation. Spanish interpretation will be available. The retreat will feature two sections with an hour-long break in between; if you can only join for one, you are welcome! view the full schedule

Saturday, September 18
noon-5:30pm EDT / 11am-4:30pm CDT
10am-3:30pm MDT / 9am-2:30pm PDT
6-11:30am Hawai’i / 9月19日日曜日午前1時
1-6:30pm in Chile / 11am-4:30pm in Peru
Register now

   September 20th, 2021      Posted In: Congregation, Earth Spirituality, Federation, General, In The News, Justice