Masses, meetings and concrete actions organized during the Time of Creation, the ecumenical period born to take care of the environment.
Alto Milanese – Varesotto – “Listen to the voice of creation”Is the theme of the World Day of Prayer for the care of our common home, but it is also the invitation that Pope francesco addressed everyone. The ecumenical period of the Time of Creation began on September 1st and will end on October 4th with the festival dedicated to San Francesco, patron saint of Italy and of ecology.
So also the two Circoli Laudato Sì of Busto Arsizio (“San Francesco” and “Busto-Gallarate”) are active in the area to bring moments of prayer, reflection but also concrete actions to improve the relationship between man and the environment.
The Time of Creation
“AND’ a special time for all Christians to pray and take care of our common home together – writes the pontiff in the message shared at the beginning of the Age of Creation – Originally inspired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinoplethis time is an opportunity to cultivate our “ecological conversion”, a conversion encouraged by Saint John Paul II as a response to the “ecological catastrophe” heralded by Saint Paul VI as early as 1970“.
Well yes, why for more than fifty years we have been talking about the damage that human activity has caused to the environment and the possible solutions to solve them. Half a century and the necessary has not yet been done.
“The sweet song of creation invites us to practice an ecological spirituality, attentive to the presence of God in the natural world. It is an invitation to base our spirituality on the loving awareness of not being separated from other creatures, but to form a wonderful universal communion with the other beings of the universe.”Continues Pope Francis.
The position presented by Pope Francis is quite revolutionary in the classic view of Christianity and Western culture, which is very anthropocentric. With the encyclical Laudato Sì man goes from dominating nature to taking care of it, one in harmony.
“The summit COP27 on climatethat will be held in Egypt in November 2022represents the next opportunity to foster effective implementation all together of the Paris Agreement – continues Pope Francis – It is also for this reason that I recently ordered that the Holy See, in the name and on behalf of the Vatican City State, join the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreementwith the hope that the humanity of the 21st century “may be remembered for having generously assumed their grave responsibilities“.
The next events of the Time of Creation
Starting from September 1st, the Circoli Laudato Sì of Busto Arsizio have scheduled several appointments to celebrate the Time of Creation, including harvest (the next ones are on September 25th, October 1st and October 9th); the meeting with Archbishop Mario Delpini to talk about divestment from fossil fuel; the screening of the film “Anamei”(Wednesday 21 September at 9 pm at the parish of the Holy Redeemer); the conversation with Monsignor Severino Pagani “Listen to the voice of creation” (9 pm at the parish of Beata Giuliana); We clean the world with Legambiente (9 October from 3 pm at via Pisacane 20); musical and literary afternoon (Sunday 16 October in via Lega Lombarda 20).
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