World Day for Consecrated Life, Sunday, February 3, 2013

In 1991, Blessed John Paul II called for consecrated life to be promoted throughout the universal Church. On Sunday, February 3,  Bishop Robert Brennan will celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life at the 11a.m. liturgy at St. Agnes Cathedral. The Church is invited to remember with gratitude the women and men who have dedicated their lives in service to the mission of Jesus. We also want to pray that others will

On this day we rejoice the many men and women have chosen to live out their baptismal vocation by professing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. They do this by joining a religious congregation or some other form of consecrated life. We pray in a special way for the religious who live and serve in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, for all those in consecrated life and we ask God to bless our Church with others who will dedicate their lives to God’s service.