Posts Tagged ‘consecrated life’

Throwback Thursday: Women Religious Manifest the Faith and Love of the Virgin Mary, Bride and Mother

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

When we look to the scene of the Annunciation, we find the archangel Gabriel sent by God to a humble daughter of Israel, Mary.  She is told of God’s plan for her, and on her response would depend the fate of all mankind.  Here was the focal point of all creation, “the fundamental event in […] [Read more]

The Renaissance of Consecrated Life

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

There is a renewed youthfulness and vibrancy in consecrated religious life today.  The signs are all around us. At the recent Mass of Canonization for Saint Mother Teresa, there was a sea of young faces in the many Missionaries of Charity assembled in Saint Peter’s Square.  Likewise, those attending World Youth Day this summer were […] [Read more]

The Blessing of Consecrated Life

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The infancy narratives in the Gospel of Saint Luke introduce us to two watchful people who are a model for us all, but particularly for those in consecrated life. Simeon “was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him,” and Anna, a widow who “never left the Temple, […] [Read more]

Jubilee Religious: Milestones of Faith and Service

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Today, the Archdiocese of Washington celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Vocations with a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in downtown Washington, D.C., honoring 14 area women and men in consecrated life who are marking milestone anniversaries. These jubilarians come from many different backgrounds and represent numerous religious communities, and […] [Read more]