Our Mission

What We Do

To guide all people to encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator through service to the poor, mission trips, outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship.

Our Vision

For the Future

Through these experiences, we work to create an environment of encounter – encounter with God, with ourselves, with others, and with creation. Creatio members are volunteers, professionals, and friends working to address environmental and human issues on a deeper level. Our goal is to facilitate an active transformation of ourselves and others, as well as the environment. Creatio is a Catholic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in Colorado, USA.

Who We Are

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Religious Leaders

What They're Saying

Archbishop Samuel Aquila
Archbishop of Denver

“Creatio’s vision is firmly founded on Catholic doctrine… At the same time, it also works to connect people of all faiths  through outdoor adventures, projects that care for creation and through service activities…Please know of my appreciation for Creatio and my gratitude for their service in the Archdiocese of Denver and beyond.”

Bishop Kay Schmalhausen
Bishop of Ayaviri, Peru

“…the service to the poor and spirit of adventure in nature as well as the seriousness of its projects, sets Creatio apart as a great sign of hope and joy for the world, Church and the New Evangelization.”

Professionals & Instructors

What They're Saying

Participants

What They're Saying

“I fit right in with the group…. Through my experience with that day’s fishing group, I grew as in individual, learned a lot about different people’s interpretations of reality, and also the values shared between us!”

Jay | CU Boulder

Fly Fishing Adventure

“Peru taught me to fold myself inside-out.”

Jamie | CU Boulder

Peru Environmental Mission

“… in authentic and challenging dialogue, I was shown what prevents me from being who I truly am and how I can begin to know myself in the light of Jesus. ”

Beau | CU Boulder

Chimayó Pilgrimage

“What stands out is the time for reflection and a realization of what’s important in life. Everything seems so clear on the Camino.”

Makena | Denver, CO

Camino De Santiago Pilgrimage

“When embarking on a mission trip you can always be sure your life will never be the same once you begin. But before beginning you must ask yourself what is the purpose of this mission? What I have learned is that taking part in a short-term mission goes way beyond the simple, yet beautiful idea of helping others. It is impossible to begin a short-term journey of a mission trip and not have it transform your life in one form or another… I would encourage you to join them and be prepared to find some of the answers you are looking for.”

 Greg | Canada

Peru Catholic Mission

“The whole time we were building the chapel, we were also interacting with the people from the shanty town, especially the children.  It is amazing how much you can communicate with children without even speaking the same language!  We taught each other games and songs, had piggyback races up the hill (which was kind of exhausting!), played a pretty intense game of good old Latin American soccer with the older kids after lunch every day, and just shared our lives with each other as much as we could. Overall, this mission trip was an extremely blessed experience.  Thank you to all of you who helped to make this mission possible through your prayers and support.”

Marianne | University of Illinois

Peru Service Mission

“The mission experience was one of the greatest and most influential times of my life. I had never had the opportunity to live in a place of great poverty for a short time, nor had I ever been able to work with people who lived in these conditions…. The joy within these kids’ hearts was something rarely, if ever, seen among the children in the United States. Although they possessed very little materially, the love and joy of Christ was so present in them, which speaks very clearly about what is really essential in this life.”

Craig | St. Mary’s University, Texas

Peru Catholic Mission