Pope Francis proclaims 'Year of Consecrated Life'
On Sunday, November 30, 2014, Pope Francis has called us to a special year. It is framed by the Advent call to "Wake Up the World," and this year extends to February 2, 2016. He is calling this special year, this special time, the "Year of Consecrated Life." Pope Francis sees this year as a "worldwide opportunity for the Church to take note of consecrated life in a multitude of ways." There are three special movements to be woven
over the next several months.
For renewal for the men and women in consecrated life, there is an invitation to reexamine our own lives and renew our own commitments.
For appreciation and thanksgiving for the witness and service of those in consecrated life.
For invitation to the next generation of Catholics to "Be courageous!" in the words of Pope Francis, and "Wake up the world to a different way of doing things, of acting, and living!"
For resources for the Year of Consecrated Life, visit Vision Vocation Network.
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