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To encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator through:

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Few things inspire the soul like our Creator’s creation.

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Care for Creation


Creatio promotes responsible practices in line with Pope Francis’ Laudato Si.

Choose Your Own Adventure

October 22, 2020: Encounter the Beauty Fundraiser

Join us on October 22, the feast day of St. John Paul II, for Creatio's 4th annual fundraiser. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook Live. Contact us now to set up your sponsored watch party!
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August 14-16, 2020: East Coast Third Saturday Adventure – Backpacking Dolly Sods Wilderness

Join us on a special east coast edition of our Third Saturday Adventure in wild and wonderful West Virginia! Backpack for three days in Dolly Sods Wilderness with us!
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August 14-16, 2020 – Third Saturday Camping & Hiking near Mt. Evans

Join us as we camp near the beautiful Mt. Evans, less than an hour from Denver! There will be fun for all as there abundant places to hike, fish, bike, or even drive to the top of Mt. Evans.
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Become a Creatio Volunteer Leader

Creatio is looking for local outdoor enthusiasts to help with guiding Creatio Community experiences. Send us an application here to show us what you’re all about!
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Sept 4-7, 2020: Labor Day Backpacking Tonahutu Loop

Spend your Labor Day Weekend in the amazing Rocky Mountains! We will explore the beauty of creation and talk about the Catholic perspective on how we can better care for it.
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Sept 10-13, 2020: Pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó, NM

Join fellow young adults on this Camino de Chimayó in Northern New Mexico. Enjoy prayer and reflection time, unparalleled natural beauty, and fun with your fellow “peregrinos” (pilgrims) as you make the trek!
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29Jun 2020

Into the Woods

The blizzard was coming down in full force at this point. I again questioned whether this was a bad idea. After driving several miles on a snowy backroad and my car slipping a couple times, I thought about turning around. But something in me kept me going. By Adam Henrichs, Creatio Executive Director Solo camping! […]

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26Jun 2020

Q: What do we do in a time of trial, strife, injustice, pandemic, [insert here]? A: Go on Pilgrimage

When enemy forces stood at the gates of Europe again and again during the Middle Ages, pilgrimage became the battle cry of the Catholic faithful, from noble to peasant. Young Catholic Non-Profits Respond to the Global Crisis in their own Unique Way – or the Way the Church has always responded, with more than 300 […]

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22Apr 2020

Earth Day Reflection

It is hard to gaze on the majesty of a snow-capped mountain, on the beauty of a sunset, or the subtle glory of a hummingbird and not be captivated with a sense of wonder and awe at the grandeur of the natural world. Catholic Earth Day Reflections   Respect, and yes, even sincere affection for […]