World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life.  This day is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2.  It will be celebrated in parishes the weekend of Feb 3-4, 2018. This feast is also known as Candelmas Day, the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world.  So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples.  Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day.