02 Feb 2022

World Day for Consecrated Life

To all Priests and Migrant Chaplains


Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Re: World Day for Consecrated Life

Grace and peace, I hope this note finds you well.

The World Day for Consecrated Life is celebrated each year on the Feast of the Presentation, 2nd February, since its instigation by Saint Pope John Paul in 1987.

The intention was threefold.

1.            To thank God for the gift of Consecrated Life which enriches the Christian community by the multiplicity of its charisms and by the fruits of those who respond to this call of love and mission totally given to the cause of the Kingdom.

2.            To promote the knowledge and appreciation of Consecrated Life within our Church and world.

3.            For Consecrated persons to thank God for what has been accomplished through them and to recognise their irreplaceable mission in the Church and world.

I ask you to join me on this World Day for Consecrated Life to praise and thank God for all who have gone before us as Consecrated persons, all who minister with us throughout the world and especially in our own Archdiocese, and to pray for those to whom God is calling to live this life for the Kingdom.  Therefore, I ask that all Celebrations of the Eucharist on the Feast of the Presentation, 2nd February, be offered for these intentions throughout the Archdiocese.

Some resources are attached with this circular to assist with the celebration of this day.

With every blessing and confidence in Christ whose light shines in the midst of our lives, Church and world,

With renewed thanks and asking God’s blessing for you.

In Domino,

+Patrick O'Regan
Archbishop of Adelaide

 Celebration Suggestions World Day for Consecrated Life.docx
 20220121 002 L POR World Day for Consecrated Life.pdf

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