Posts Tagged ‘World Day for 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]

World Day for Consecrated Life

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The offering of Jesus to the Father in the Temple by Mary and Joseph, which we celebrate tomorrow with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, “expresses very well the figure of the Church who continues to offer her sons and daughters to the heavenly Father,” and thus is a fitting time to observe […] [Read more]

The Great Gift of Consecrated Life

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Forty days after Mary gave birth to our Lord Jesus, she and Joseph brought him to the Temple in Jerusalem to be dedicated to God. Today’s feast of the Presentation of the Lord commemorates this event and shows us the beauty of a life given totally to God. Thus, it is only natural that Saint […] [Read more]

Loving God and Others in Religious and Consecrated Life

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Jesus taught that every one is obliged to love God and his neighbor in the faithful observance of the commandments.  Indeed, the entirety of the Law can be summed up in this one word – “love” (Matthew 22:36-40; Luke 10:25-28).  Similarly, Blessed Pope John Paul II confirmed that love “is the fundamental and innate vocation […] [Read more]