Christians around the world united to pray and care for creation from 1st September to 4th October. It was the “Season of Creation,” which was organized by the Global Catholic Climate Movement and it took place from Paris to Pittsburgh, Pretoria to Manila. Participants were religious from different congregations, lay from church organizations and students.
From mountain villages in Peru to bustling downtown streets in the Philippines, Christian denominations united to pray and care for our common home. In the Philippines, the start of the creation season was celebrated with a walk for creation in Christ the King Seminary. It was attended by about 2,000 people many of whom were students from Catholic Schools in Manila. The walk consisted of 7 stations and each station focused on a particular part of creation i.e. water, air, earth, forest, human beings and other elements, with people giving testimonies or reflections about the focus, ending with a community prayer. At the end of the walk, seedlings of fruit trees were distributed per group or organization.
We as the Medical Mission Sisters also actively participated in the Walk for Creation because it is in line with the foci of the Unit - Care for our Common Home, Living Contemplatively and Solidarity with the Marginalized and Vulnerable.