The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is Sept. 1, beginning the Season of Creation that takes us to the Oct. 4 feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of the world-wide movement called "Laudato Si" (the first words of his Canticle of the Sun).
This year the global Catholic community is celebrating the sixth anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical letter, "Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home (2015)." Laudato Si’ offers a vision for building a more just and sustainable world. The lessons of the encyclical can provide a path forward as societies emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought many parts of the world to a halt. Catholic Climate Covenant and its national Catholic partners invite everyone to participate in this global initiative and use the teachings of Laudato Si’ to guide our actions as we struggle, grow, and transform through this crisis together. Here are some ways you can participate: