World Day of Consecrated Life 2020
Initiated in 1997 by Saint John Paul II, the World Day for Consecrated Life is celebrated annually on February 2nd, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. St. John Paul gave as the purpose of this World Day: “to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practise of the evangelical counsels” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervour which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord.”
We are grateful to these consecrated men and women of our Archdiocese who live out their baptismal vocation by professing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience in a religious congregation, a secular institute or through private vows. The World Day for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to show our gratitude to them by praying for God’s continued blessing upon them and by praying that many others will hear and respond to the call to Consecrated Life.
In celebration of this year’s World Day for Consecrated Life, Archbishop Hundt invites you to join him at a special Mass on Sunday February 2nd 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Pius X Church (16 Smithville Crescent, St. John’s, NL). All those in the Archdiocese who are in vowed Consecrated Life have been invited to this Mass. Following the Mass there will be an opportunity to socialize with them at a small reception in the parish hall.