In 2015 Pope Francis asked Catholics to join with the Orthodox Church to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It is celebrated on 1 September. Other Christian churches have joined them in it for a number of years. The day is now an annual event in the Catholic Church. As Pope Francis said, it is a “significant occasion for prayer, reflection, conversion and the adoption of appropriate lifestyles.”
In 2016 Pope Francis declared September 1 – October 4 as the Season of Creation and asked that we take this opportunity to embrace creation and explore ways that we can incorporate creation into our prayer and worship.
Mercy International Association developed a calendar to assist in celebrating this season. I encourage you to share this with your family over the coming month.