Throughout the world hundreds of Season of Creation events took place from Sept 1 to Oct 4, 2020 ranging from tree plantings, prayer services, and climate strikes. This year’s theme centered the concept of a “Jubilee for the Earth” – a time to remember, return, rest, restore, and rejoice. The Season of Creation concluded on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, in which Pope Francis released his third encyclical Fratelli Tutti (translated “brothers and sisters all”) – inspired by the life of St. Francis.
We want to share with you some highlights and pictures from activities around the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and ways to keep living the spirit of this season all year long!
Tree & Flower Extravaganza
Catholics and other friends from around central and southern Indiana joined forces to plant over 80 trees and 78 packets of wildflower seeds during this year’s Season of Creation Tree & Flower Extravaganza.
With the remaining funds from a generous grant of the Catholic Climate Covenant, we are planning a spring 2021 planting in an area of need in the Archdiocese. Please contact us if you are interested in lending a hand (or shovel!).
Have more planting photos? You can tag us on Facebook or Twitter – @CommonHomeIndy or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commission members and summer interns worked on an action guide centered around the Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary Year Goals. Each day of the week took one theme to pray and take action toward in response to the crisis facing our earth and its impact on the poor and vulnerable.
View Top 5 Season of Creation highlights from around the world from the Season of Creation website.
Visit our Season of Creation page for information on 2021 activities!