The Season of Creation: September 1 - October 4

September 1, 2021

The Season of Creation spans five weeks between the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (September 1) and the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4).

This “time for creation” offers, in the words of Pope Francis, “individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live."

The 2021 theme, "A Home For All? Renewing the Oikos of God" comes from becoming aware that the earth is the Lord's, as is everything in it. This earth, this common home, as Pope Francis calls it in Laudato si', this oikos is made up of relationships. We know that the Creator has given humankind a special vocation to care for his home, so we are called together to support equitable ecological, social, economic, and political relationships.

Ideas on how to live out this season, both at home and in the community, can be found on the USCCB website.