Thursday, February 2, 2017

World Day for Consecrated Life

World Day for Consecrated Life

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted World Day for Consecrated LifeFor 20 years the Church has marked February 2 as a day of prayer for women and men who have consecrated their lives through the profession of vows and as a day to pray for vocations to the consecrated life!  This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas Day.  Candles are blessed on this day symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world.  This day is also an invitation for all, not just those who live the consecrated life, to receive the light of Christ and to become the light of Christ in the world!

The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church.

This week is also National Catholic Schools Week.  Some of our Sisters at Marywood have been invited to local schools in the area – especially to some of the schools where our Sisters taught for many years.  A group of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids met with the students of Holy Spirit School this morning also to celebrate Catholic Schools Week! (Pictured below, Left to Right: Sisters Chela, Maria Goretti, Verona, Nathalie, Joyce Ann,Joan T., Joan A.)

Come and See Weekend – Next Week!

Registrations for the Come and See Weekend on February 10th – 12th are coming in!  Have you registered yet?  You can do this online.  Register by clicking on the link below:

Remember there is no charge to attend – just get yourself here! (But you do have let me know you're coming so that I can reserve a room for you!)  

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