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SEPTEMBER: The liturgical year has its seasons: Advent, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time. In 2019 Pope Francis joined the Orthodox community in recommending an addition to the calendar: a Season of Creation from September 1 through the feast of Saint Francis on October 4. It's a perfect time to reread Laudato Si’ and consider what more our parishes might do for the Earth.
We continue our acquaintance with Latin American celebrations of the Virgin Mary: Maria de la Caridad del Cobre (Cuba, 8), Santa Maria la Antigua (Panama, 9), and Maria de Coromoto (Venezuela, 11). These join the familiar Nativity of Mary (8) and Our Lady of Sorrows (15). The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14), Catechetical Sunday (19), and Priesthood Sunday (26) complete our church observances for the month.
Meanwhile our nation's calendar notes Labor Day (6), Grandparents Day (12), and the Day of Remembrance (11). We might also consider International Days of Charity (5), Suicide Prevention (10), World Ozone (16), Peace (21), Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (26), and Migrants and Refugees (26). As climate change affects the stability of nations to a great degree, a Season of Creation encompasses these concerns and more.
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