by Laudato Si’ Movement | Sep 2, 2021 | Blog, News and Updates, Season of Creation | 0 comments
Catholic Bishops in England and Wales are urging the faithful to take action during the 2021 Season of Creation.
The Tablet reports that the bishops “have given a big push this year” to the ecumenical annual celebration of prayer and action for our common home.
The season started Wednesday, September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and finishes on 4 October, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis began the season by receiving a special gift and with a special message.
The Tablet reports, “The parish of Blessed James Bell in Warrington, Liverpool diocese is among those that have worked to integrate the message of Laudato Si’ into the life of their parish. A presbytery garden has been turned into a green space for the local community and a tree planted in the lawn in memory of those who have died of Covid-19.
“St Peter’s Catholic High School in Manchester has an eco-committee of 100 students, about 10 per cent of the entire school. It has been reducing the school’s carbon footprint and engaging with the wider community on environmental protection. Pupils’ activities have included planting trees, building ‘bug hotels’, energy monitoring, ‘switch-off’ initiatives, litter picks and more. They have cut St Peter’s carbon footprint in half.”
Read about more inspiring activities taking place here, and start your inspiring activity today by registering an event for the Season of Creation.