Season of Creation

Welcome to the Season of Creation

The Season of Creation is celebrated annually by Christian Churches around the world as a time of prayer and action for the safeguarding of our common home through responsible stewardship. The ecumenical season begins on 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation and ends on 4 October, the feast of St Francis of Assisi.

Visit the Season of Creation website

Let Justice and peace flow

This year’s theme is “Let justice and peace flow”, and the symbol “A mighty river”.

The prophet Amos cries out, “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24), and so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to embrace climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities that are most impacted by climate injustice and biodiversity loss.

Read Message of Pope Francis for Creation Day 2023


You are invited to participate in the Seasons of Creation through prayer and reflection, sustainable living and advocacy.

Prayer and reflection

Pray the Ecological Examen Reconciling God, Creation and Humanity – an Ignation Eco-Examen virtual experience.

Read A reflection for the beginning of the Season of Creation 2023 by Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Sustainable living

Join the Season of Creation Facebook Group to get inspiring updates and share your experiences.

Calculate your carbon footprint using an online calculator.

Engage locally with the City of Boroondara’s Sustainable living workshops and events.  Learn more about Living for our Future program and upcoming workshops and webinar recordings.  Sign up to receive workshop and event updates.

Taking action

Download the 2023 Ecological Justice Calendar by Catholic EarthCare Australia. This Ecological Justice Calendar highlights key environmental justice days/weeks throughout 2023 with links to supporting resources.

Get involved with ClimateWatch, an active community of citizen scientists making a real difference to the future of our planet. Download the ClimateWatch App to be involved in collecting and recording data to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting the seasonal behaviour of Australia’s plants and animals.

Laudato Si'

Pope Francis will release a follow-up environmental document to the 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’ on the feast of St Francis of Assisi on 4 October 2023. Read more…

Laudato Si’ is an encyclical of Pope Francis published in May 2015.  A summary has been compiled by the Laudato Si’ Movement. Read more…

IPCC Report on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

The IPCC has released its latest report, AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2023, which is a comprehensive assessment of the physical science of climate change. Read more…

Further reading

Find out about the The Laudato Si’ Movement, founded in 2015 and inspired by the publication of the encyclical, Laudato Si’ in that year.