Theme: Listen to the Voice of Creation
The bush is burning –
so is much of the world.
Listen to the voice of creation,
with a deep listening that connects us,
with all that is alive.
As we approach the annual celebration of the Season of Creation (September 1st to October 4th) Pope Francis is imploring us to listen deeply to `the grand cosmic choir of innumerable creatures singing praise to God’, and to celebrate Creation’s sweet song and respond to Creation’s bitter cry’.
He adds 'in the name of God, the large extractive corporations must stop destroying forests, wetlands and mountains, stop polluting rivers and seas, and stop poisoning people and food!’ Enough is enough! All new exploration of coal. Oil and gas must be urgently phased out.
It is our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork – we are reaching breaking point…… we need bold action to keep to the 1.5 degrees of the Paris Agreement
The burning bush was accompanied by the words of the Lord. I have heard their cry, I know their sufferings, I will be with you. (Exodus 3.)
www.seasonofcreation.org for more resources
Jess Aug. 2022
We have some wonderful events planned over the next months for young adults
The funeral mass will take place on 20th September 2023 in the Maria Assumpta Chapel (21 Kensington Square, London W8 5HH) at 11.00am
As 1.5 million young Catholics made their way to the World Youth Day events in Lisbon from all over the world with Pope Francis, the Assumption Youth Team banded together with Pax Christi, CAFOD and the Sion Community to celebrate with young people in the heart of London, in Notre Dame de France Church.
On 29th July many sisters and friends of Sr Christine gathered in Twickenham to celebrate her platinum jubilee of religious life. After a beautiful mass in St Mary's University, Twickenham, celebrations continued over lunch in the convent.