The World Day for Consecrated Life was instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1997, a day of prayer for those women and men who have devoted their lives to God in consecrated life.

This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas 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 light of Jesus Christ to all peoples.

This year the World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Vancouver on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12 p.m. Please come and join the Archbishop and the Consecrated Religious for Mass. All are welcome. Reserved seating and more information are available at 604-683-0281.

Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

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