During this Season of Creation (September 1 to October 4) Pope Francis is emphasizing that “all forms of life are interconnected” and “our health depends on that of the ecosystems that God created and entrusted to us to care for.”
The Pope calls us to contemplation of our common home as the best way to combat its misuse. “A distorted interpretation of biblical texts on creation has contributed to this misinterpretation, which leads to the exploitation of the earth to the point of suffocating it.” “We believe that we are at the centre, claiming to occupy God’s place; and so we ruin the harmony of His design. We become predators, forgetting our vocation as custodians of life.”
These quotes are all taken from an article called Pope Francis: Become guardians of life and earth with contemplation and care by Vatican News that you can access here.
Vatican News has several other articles on the Season of Creation and Pope Francis which you can browse through here. As St. Francis of Assisi Parish let us read, contemplate, pray and take action to care for our common home.