Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar 2015
The Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar offers a way to observe Lent and contribute to the care of the Earth. This calendar has been adapted from that prepared by the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW (CLRI NSW).
If you are a Christian, protecting the environment is part of your identity, not an ideological option, Pope Francis said in a recent homily at morning Mass.
“When we hear that people have meetings about how to preserve creation, we can say: ‘No, they are the greens!
No, they are not the greens! This is the Christian!
A Christian who does not protect creation, who does not let it grow, is a Christian who does not care about the work of God; that work that was born from the love of God for us. This is the first response to the first creation: protect creation, make it grow.”
The pope – who took his name from St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment – has made care for the environment a hallmark of his papacy since he was elected nearly two years ago.