In 1997, Pope John Paul II called for consecrated life to be praised throughout the Church, instituting a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. On Sunday, February 2, the Sisters of the Redeemer will celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life during their Mass at 9 a.m.
World Day for Consecrated Life is celebrated in conjunction with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas Day, commemorating the coming of Christ, the Light of the World, through the symbolic lighting of candles. Similarly, consecrated women and men are called to spread the light and love of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, through their unique witness of selfless service.
“We chose World Day for Consecrated Life to introduce our congregational theme for this year, ‘Celebrate Life,’” said Sr. Ana Dura, Province Assistant for the Sisters of the Redeemer. “As we celebrate the gift of the call to consecrated life, we also celebrate the life surrounding us. At our international General Chapter in August, we embraced resolutions focused on sharing our Redeemer Charism and Spirituality, exploring additional opportunities for vocational call, and caring for God’s creation—all with a common thread of celebrating life.”
Following Sunday’s Mass, coffee and refreshments will be offered as Sisters of the Redeemer and Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart share their paths to consecrated life. All are welcome and RSVP is encouraged. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-914-4100.