2015 is the Year of Consecrated Life
Perhaps most significantly in our modern culture, Religious bear witness to a life that is different, by making the love of God through Mary and selfless service to neighbor in His Name the ultimate priority.
As Pope Francis has said:
“A radical approach is required of all Christians, but Religious persons are called upon to follow the Lord in a special way: They are men and woman who should be able to wake up the world. Consecrated life is prophecy.”