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Friday, 05 February 2016 10:39

Lenten carbon fast calendars

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palm crossChristians in various contexts have begun to adapt the tradition of fasting during Lent to help people be more mindful of their impact on creation. Suggested practices include saying "no" to plastic or recycling responsibly, relevant today in view of the recent report that warned there would be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.

As Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 10th of February, here are some carbon fast calendars to encourage mindfulness and reflection.

Pope Francis has implored us to prepare for Easter by practicing the works of mercy. These Lenten resources can guide us in pondering and acting with mercy to people and the planet in caring for God’s creation.

pdf  Download the 2016 Lenten Carbon Fast from the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW or CLRI(NSW) (421.81 kB)  

Download the Carbon Fast Calendar created by Michigan Interfaith Power and Light in the USA through the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).

You may also be interested in The Grace of Place, an online Catholic Lenten Resource useful for implementing Laudato Si’ within your school and parish.