Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (1 September 2016)
Show Mercy to our Common Home
Giovedì della XXII settimana del Tempo Ordinario – Vespri Basilica Vaticana ore 17.00
LIBRETTO per la celebrazione dei Vespri il 1° settembre
AN APPEAL FOR PRAYERS ON THE 1ST SEPTEMBER
On the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, CA Associations all over the world, united in the International Forum of CA, are launching an appeal for prayers.
Institution of the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” (1st September) Letter by the Holy Father
This day is meant to reaffirm “our personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the marvellous work that He has entrusted to our care, invoking His help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live”.
- personal prayers on the 1stSeptember by participating in Holy Mass, by praying the Lauds and Vespers, by reciting the Rosary, by spending some time in recollection and adoration …..
- wherever possible, to participate in community prayers, in the family, in the parish, in CA groups, …
- prayers for the care of creation during the initiatives promoted by CA during September
- the organisation of an occasion for the community, even on another date, involving the Christian community, CA groups and other associations and movements, especially young people, inviting Orthodox Christians and other Christian confessions
- a commitment, at national, diocesan level, to offer CA’s full support and collaboration to the Justice and Peace Commission, Lay Apostolate Councils, Youth Pastoral Groups in order to “ set up relevant initiatives to promote and illustrate this Day, so that this annual celebration becomes a powerful moment of prayer, reflection, conversion and the adoption of appropriate lifestyles”.
During these personal and communitarian prayer meetings we recommend the recitation of the Christian Prayer in union with creation found in the Encyclical Laudato si’ (246), with the magnificent hymn by Saint Francis (Laudato si’ 87)
AC ARGENTINA participa y anima esta campana
Cuidemos la tierra, Cuidemos la Vida
- World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation