Pope Francis designated September 1st as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care and Creation in the Catholic Church.  

There are many ways to respond to Pope Francis’ call to care for the gift of God’s creation:  why not take some time out of your day on September 1st to walk in the park or take a few moments to thank God for the flowers growing in your garden?  Begin your day by praying with one of the prayers that Pope Francis composed for his Laudato Si encyclical:  A Christian Prayer in Union with Creation or A Prayer for our Earth.  Continue to pray throughout the day.  Perhaps a guided Rosary on Caring for Creation?