October 4, 2022
ISSUE: Feast of St. Francis of Assisi/Closing of the Season of Creation
Today the Season of Creation closes. We hope you have been praying with the daily intentions in the SC Season of Creation Booklet. The sisters at Convent Station were very conscientious in stopping by the Burning Bush at the door of Holy Family Chapel and praying for the intention each day. We had hoped to close the Season of Creation here with a blessing of a Peace Pole outside Holy Family Chapel. Unfortunately we were rained out but the blessing will take place on Thursday, October 6. Stop to see the Peace Pole the next time you are at Convent.
-Today was released a full-length documentary film “The Letter” on Pope Francis’s landmark encyclical letter Laudato Si’. You can watch this beautiful and moving film at this link:
-As Catholics guided by the call to care for our vulnerable neighbors and our common home, we are asking the Biden Administration to exercise leadership at the upcoming UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP27) with moral courage and exceptional ambition.
Please add your name to this Catholic letter to the Biden Administration urging them to encourage all nations to dramatically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and provide meaningful assistance to the nations and peoples most impacted by climate change. https://godsplanet.us/advocacy?eType=EmailConfirmation&eId=c74bc8ff-6f6a-4629-8b95-28b640dd7cda
St. Vincent de Paul, you saw the face of Jesus in those broken and made poor. With your courage and zeal, may we heal our broken Earth. Mother Seton, you delighted in nature, radiant with God’s presence. Give us discernment to see God’s presence in Earth. Mother Xavier, with imagination and creativity, you met the needs of your age. May we respond to the needs of our time and the call of Earth and Earth’s children. God of Boundless Charity, you invite us to live simply, to live sustainably, and to live in solidarity with the poor. Help us to respond to that invitation with conviction and generosity. Amen.