In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. 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. We hope that you find the following resources helpful for your own celebrations of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life!
For children up to 2nd grade:
10-year-old and older:
WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
Religious Brotherhood – great resource on men’s religious orders
Vocation Directory - Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (cmswr.org) – great resource showing many women’s religious orders.