World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Posted By: Brother Larry Schatz On: 2024-02-01
Posted On: 2024-02-01

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.

SMU is blessed to have several religious orders present on its campuses, including the De La Salle Christian Brothers, the Religious Sisters of Mercy, and the Institute of the Incarnate Word. Please keep all those in consecrated life and those in discernment  in your prayers.