Rosary of Creation
Stations of Creation
The Season of Creation begins on 1st September (recognised internationally as ‘Creation Day’) and concludes on the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, 4th October. These six Stations of Creation are based on St Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures and can be used to provide people with the opportunity for quiet reflection on the wonders of God’s creation.
The Assumption, a prayerful reflection
This reflection was prepared by Liturgy Centre staff and appeared in the June 2013 issue of Liturgy magazine. It could be used by groups or individuals around the time of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15th August, which marks the patronal feast day of New Zealand.
A Lament – prayer in response to violence
This lament may be used as it is, altered to suit particular groups or simply used as inspiration to create something new. Consideration needs to be given to those who may attend, especially if victims of violence are present. Prepare an environment which is both comfortable and beautiful – it could be in a church or meeting room. As people arrive, ensure they are warmly welcomed. Prepare beforehand who will do each part of the ritual and how it will be done. Performative readings, sung Psalms and lengthy silences will help
facilitate deep prayer.