Invitation to Prayer

Over the coming months we will invite you to join with the Sisters of St John of God in prayer.

We begin with an invitation during the Season of Creation (1st September - 4th October) to pray the prayer for the Earth composed by St Francis in his encyclical letter Laudato Si'.

St Francis' Prayer for Peace on World Day of Prayer (Assisi) 20 September and UN International Day of Peace (21 September) and other occasions when conflicts, war and acts of terrorism heighten our consciousness of the need to pray and act for peace.

The Canticle of Creation on 4 October, the feast day of St Francis which marks the conclusion of the Season of Creation.

The Season of Advent (27th November - 4th December) offers the invitation to make ready for the coming of Christ at Christmas.

The Season of Lent ofers us six weeks to prepare for Holy Week and Easter. We reflect on the Graces provided us by six aspects of Earth's life support systems.