World Day of Consecrated Life

Since 1997, Candlemas Day has also been set aside as a special day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. Just as on Candlemas Day candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world, so too those priests, brothers, and sisters in the various Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. Please pray that God will continue to bless his Church with abundant vocations to these communities (in particular the Paulist Fathers).