Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord also known as Candlemas day. In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted on this Feast Day the World Day for Consecrated Life and it became a day of prayer for men and women in consecrated life.
In the Apostolic Exhortation, Vita Consecrata, Pope John Paul II spoke about the consecrated as men and women who, obedient to the Father’s call and the prompting of the Holy Spirit, have chosen a special way of following Christ in order to devote themselves to Him with an undivided heart. They are called like the apostles to leave everything behind in order to follow Christ and serve Him and their brothers and sisters.
For us, our vocation is truly an undeserved gift given by God. It is a deep joy to follow Him closer and to serve Him in the mission He entrusts us. We are also grateful for the Lord’s invitation to serve Our Lady of Mount Carmel Community.
Join us in prayer for all consecrated men and women in the Church. So that with God’s grace, each one may respond with fidelity and holiness to this beautiful call. We all need your prayers!
PS. Please say a prayer for Sister Maria Jose as she celebrates today her 5th anniversary of perpetual profession. We are so grateful for her answer and to have her as part of our community.BACK TO LIST