ONLINE PRAYER SERVICE
Every October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis celebrates the saint who saw all created beings as his brother or sister. Please join us for an online prayer service to celebrate the feast of St. Francis, the last day in the Season of Creation. Yeb Saño, former lead climate negotiator for the Philippines and one of the pilgrims on The ClimatePilgrimage, will speak. He will be joined by Christian and environmental leaders from around the world in prayer and reflection to celebrate the closing of the season.
Date: 4 October
Time: 9:00 AM Eastern (please see your local time here)
Please register here. If you are not able to join us for the prayer service, please register to receive a recording.
full program Oct 4 2018 Online Prayer Service
Hope in Puerto Rico
PRAYER IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
Almost exactly one year ago, the people of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, were devastated by a hurricane that was likely made more powerful by climatechange. Mudslides swept away homes and roads, there was little food or water for weeks, and many people went without electricity for months. In total, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives.
The photo above was taken at a Season of Creation event in Morovis, Puerto Rico, a town where the hurricane knocked down trees, destroyed homes, and disrupted electricity supply—electricity was fully restored only after an eight-month wait.
With the help of local friars, the people of Morovis are finding hope in their faith. As for so many of us, during the Season of Creation they share prayer and action together. As they rebuild from this hurricane and look ahead to the hurricanes to come, their unity and faith are a blessing.
I invite you to take a moment to pray with me.
Creator God, thank you for the good gift of your creation.
Please help us protect it and the people who share it:
Our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico
And those who live in all the nations of the world.
Thank You for the people who gather in Your name
To honor You and to serve “the least of these”
During this Season of Creation
And throughout the year.
PS: If you’ve planned a Season of Creation event but haven’t registered it yet, please register it now.
Tomas Insua, GCCM