Inspired by LAUDATO SI’, the Encyclical Letter written by Pope Francis ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Pope Francis has established 1 September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home.

The day is inspired by Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Si’, which calls on “every person living on this planet” to care for our shared Earth.

“Listen to the voice of creation” is the theme and invitation of this year’s Season of Creation. 

Pope Francis has published in advance his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which marks the beginning of the Season of Creation.  He invites us to take advantage of the 2022 Season of Creation to “cultivate our ecological conversion” and to pray together in “the great cathedral of creation.”  He also speaks of the upcoming COPs on climate and biodiversity and asks world leaders to take concrete actions, because “we are reaching ‘a breaking point’ and we must act now.”

The Pope’s message may be accessed from the following link: