Season of Creation Event: Mini-Retreat + Tree-Ring Lab Tour

A Season of Creation Event

Your are invited!
(Registration will help, but is not required)
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Saturday September 21st 2019
9 am - Noon
Laudato Si'
Morning of Reflection / Mini-Retreat
on the theme: 


You are invited to a truly unique morning of celebrating God’s Gift of Creation with TREES!  Inspired by Pope Francis' Laudato Si' Encyclical, this mini-retreat, titled  “There is Always Hope for a Tree,” will include prayer, scripture, a short tour of the University of Arizona’s Tree-Ring Lab, quiet reflection time outdoors, interactive exploration of what tree rings reveal about the environment, and concrete ways we can make a difference in caring for Our Common Home.

Sponsored by:  The Care for Creation Initiative
of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Parish

Facilitator:  Katie Hirschboeck, PhD
OMOS Parishioner, Tree-Ring Lab Emeritus Faculty,
& National Catholic Climate Ambassador

to be held at:

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
University of Arizona

Contains directions and parking information

(Registration will help, but is not required)
 To register or ask questions?

What is the Season of Creation?

From September 1 to October 4,
Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation.
Some of us pray, some of us do hands-on projects, some of us advocate.

We all protect creation. It’s powerfully good work that’s urgently needed.

The momentum continues long after the season ends
through ongoing prayer, changes in lifestyle, and advocacy.

During the Season of Creation, we live out our faith to care for creation.
This global celebration began in 1989 with the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s
recognition of the World Day of Prayer for Creation
and is now embraced by the wide ecumenical community.
During the Season of Creation, we unite as one family in Christ,
celebrating the bonds we 
share with each other and
with “every living creature on earth.”
(Genesis 9:10)

The Christian 
family celebrates the season by spending time in prayer,
considering ways to more 
sustainably inhabit our common home,
and lifting our voices in the public sphere.