Welcome to the Season of Creation 2022: Week 2 – Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click here.

Good afternoon friends and members of the Carmelite Family,

During the Season of Creation, our common prayer and action can help us listen for the voices of those who are silenced. In prayer we lament the individuals, communities, species, and ecosystems who are lost, and those whose livelihoods are threatened by habitat loss and climate change. In prayer we centre the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.

This week we reflect on the ‘deep interconnection of all aspects of creation and the enormous capability of all humanity to act in a role of stewardship or to be a source of environmental destruction.’

Your Carmelite JPIC Team

“Contemplation of creation allows us to discover in each thing, a teaching which God wishes to hand on to us, since ‘for the believer, to contemplate creation, is to hear a message, to listen to a paradoxical and silent voice’” (LS 85).