Nairobi, 31 August, 2020 / 11:12 pm (ACI Africa).
As Catholics across the globe plan to join other Christians to be part of the month-long annual event dubbed Season of Creation, an official of the Global Catholic Climate Movement in Africa (GCCM Africa), one of the organizations participating in the event, has outlined some of the planned activities to mark the ecumenical initiative in Africa.
Scheduled to begin 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and conclude 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals and the environment, this year’s event has been organized under the theme, “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”
“On 1st September, we will have an outdoor Mass called the Laudato Si’ Mass. We’ll also be launching a Laudato Si’ Garden in St. Jude Friary, Nairobi” the Programs Manager of GCCM Africa, Fr. Benedict Ayodi told ACI Africa Monday, August 31.
Linking the “Laudato Si’ Garden in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi with the theme of the event, Fr. Benedict described the venue of the 1 September Mass as “a symbolic act that encourages us to let the environment to rest as we celebrate the Jubilee.”
The rooftop garden that will have flowers, fruits and other plants will be, the Kenyan Cleric said, “a place where birds can come drink water; where people can relax and view the environment.”