Monday, December 1, 2014


From the Little Sisters of the Poor to the Franciscans, from diocesan priests to Marianists, religious vocations in the Catholic Church will be celebrated in 2015, which Pope Francis has named as the Year of Consecrated Life.

The Year of Consecrated Life began yesterday, Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, and ends with the World Day of Consecrated Life on Feb. 2, 2016. 

 According to the National Religious Vocation Conference, the global celebration will encourage a spirit of renewal for men and women in religious life, express thanksgiving for their service and invite young Catholics to learn more about and consider a religious vocation.

The Year of Consecrated Life is a good way to encourage vocations and affirm those devoted to religious life. This is a wonderful invitation for both religious and lay people to celebrate all that consecrated life has to offer,” he says. “All are welcome to share our joy and walk together as brothers and sisters in Christ, whether or not you are devoted to consecrated life.