Prepare for the Season of Creation 2023

A mighty river can move mountains.

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family around the globe in prayer and action for our common home.

“Let Justice and Peace Flow” is the theme to guide us through prayer, study, community, and service from September 1, World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to October 4th, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Please join us in preparing our hearts for the Season of Creation as we actively participate and respond to the cry of creation wherever the Lord calls us.
Why do we work together? 

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Friday, Sept. 1  Join the Global Day of Prayer | 9:00 am ET

Season of Creation Global Ecumenical Opening Prayer Service 

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Our prayers must call for justice not only for human beings, but for all creation. In covenant with peace, we are called to protect creation, to change our attitudes and actions.

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. 

A Time of Personal & Communal Prayer

Please Mark Your Calendar — Sisters, Associates, Employees and Friends are welcome at all events.

Just as tributaries come together to form a mighty river, you are invited to join the river of justice and peace on behalf of all Creation and to converge our individual identities, of name, family or faith community, in this greater movement for justice.


Our first event will be held Sunday, September 10 in our Chapel overlooking our beautiful Marywood where ecological life thrives in woods, water, prairie, and gardens.

Sunday, Sept. 10 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Chapel of the Word, Marywood, Grand Rapids

Let Justice and Peace Flow Prayer Service (in person and zoom)



On Saturday, September 30, we will gather on the banks of Coldbrook Creek in the St. Francis Sculpture Garden. followed by Canticle Prayer Reading and Blessing of the Animals Meet us in St. Francis Sculpture Garden. Feel free to bring a chair.

Saturday, September 30 beginning at 10:00 am
Let Justice and Peace Flow Prayer Service (in person)
St. Francis Sculpture Garden, on Marywood Campus


Prophet Isaiah proclaims “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43: 19