“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”
“Laudato Si’ is viewed as a green encyclical, but I would say that, first of all, it is a social encyclical. A real option for the poor is too also an option for creation. We are called to become more aware that the defense of creation is, in the end, awareness that everything is going to be made anew. It is the promise of Scripture, in the book of Revelation, when the Lord tells us, ‘I make all things new.’”Pope Francis: The Strength of a Vocation, 2018. Extract from Provincial Assembly Document
Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made. You were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother, you became part of this Earth, and you gazed upon this world with human eyes. Help us to see the wonders of Creation through Your eyes and to enable all that is living to flourish, in imitation of You.
(Adapted from A Christian Prayer in Union With Creation based on Pope Francis’ A Prayer For Our Earth; Catholic Climate Covenant)
The 20th session of the Indigenous Peoples Forum will be held from April 19-30, 2021, with the theme: “Peace, justice and strong