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Consecrated Life

Year of Consecrated Life

Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis ushered in a universal Year of Consecrated Life on November 30, 2014, telling consecrated men and women everywhere: "I am counting on you 'to wake up the world', since the distinctive sign of consecrated life is prophecy... Religious follow the Lord in a special way, in a prophetic way. This is the priority that is needed right now: to be prophets who witness to how Jesus lived on this earth… a religious must never abandon prophecy."

Read the Holy Father's letter declaring the Year of Consecrated Life

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Year of Consecrated Life

Year of Consecrated Life

Remember to keep the consecrated women and men of the Church in your prayers throughout this year. Pray also for those discerning their call to the consecrated life.

Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life

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Year of Consecrated Life

Year of Consecrated Life

We invite you to explore the communities of consecrated women and men present in the Archdiocese. See the faces of consecrated life, and hear the stories of those communities and societies that have helped shape the faith of the Church of San Antonio.

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World Day of Consecrated Life - San Antonio

DayOfConsLifeSA20151.jpgWorld Day of Consecrated Life was observed by women and men religious of the archdiocese on Feb. 8, 2015 with a gathering at the St. Paul Community Center. Attendees heard bilingual presentations on "Evangelii Gaudium" and a message from the teachings of Pope Francis. Following table sharing discussions, a Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS. Music was provided by a choir which featured David Kauffman.

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Explore the many communities of Consecrated Men and Women present in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Hear the blessings of Consecrated Life from the mouths of those who have consecrated themselves to the Lord for the good of the people of God.

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Find other resources and information for the Year of Consecrated Life throughout the country and the world.