This year we will unite around the theme, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.“
I have heard their cry … I know their sufferings … Come, now! I will send you …Ex 3, 1-12
I will be with you.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have become familiar with the concept of being muted in conversations. Many voices are muted in public discourse around climate change and the ethics of Earth-keeping. These are the voices of those who suffer the impacts of climate change. These are voices of people who hold generational wisdom about how to live gratefully within the limits of the land. These are voices of a diminishing diversity of more-than-human species. It is the voice of the Earth. The 2022 Season of Creation theme raises awareness of our need to listen to the voice of creation.
The burning bush is the symbol for the Season of Creation 2022. Today, the prevalence of unnatural fires is a sign of the devastating effects that climate change has on the most vulnerable of our planet. Creation cries out as forests crackle, animals flee and people are forced to migrate due to the fires of injustice.
The Season of Creation is celebrated through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. You are invited to join the IHM Sisters, Associates and IHM Senior Living Community in praying for increased respect for and care for our common home.