The Dominican Sisters of Hope continue our observance of the ecumenical Season of Creation with prayers, learning, and action from The Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth.

Week 3

PRAY…

September 10 For politicians, that they will legislate in ways that benefit all Earth’s creatures.

September 11 When you pass a garden, listen for the sounds of bees and other pollinator insects. Pray in gratitude for their role in feeding you.

September 12 For the people who visit Mariandale. May the beauty of the Hudson River, meadows, garden, grounds and sky inspire them to work for the health of land and water.

September 13 For healing from our cultural addiction to fossil fuels.

September 14 For all the people and animals who have lost home and habitat this year due to wildfires.

September 15 On this feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, pray in grief with Mary over loss of life due to the climate crisis.

September 16 For scientists who are developing non petroleum-based energy sources.

LEARN: Watch this video that reminds us that the Season of Creation is celebrated by many Christian denominations and communities of faith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAbavjkTik

ACT: Talk to a friend, neighbor, or coworker of another faith tradition about what care of Creation means to you, and ask them what it means to them.

The theme of the Season of Creation 2023 is Let Justice and Peace Flow: A Might River. We are invited to join the river of justice and peace on behalf of all Creation and to converge our individual identities in this greater movement for justice, like tributaries come together to form a mighty river. Throughout the week, if you wish to share your experiences, feelings, or thoughts on the prayer, learning, or action, please comment below, as a way to join our own efforts with millions of people around the world – forming a groundswell of justice and peace.

We are grateful to the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth’s Office of Peace, Justice, and Ecological Integrity for the pamphlet from which the prayers, learning, and action were  excerpted and adapted.