In 2013, Pope Francis proclaimed that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world! YCL began on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014. It will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016. The year also marked the 50th anniversary of Perfectae Caritatis, a decree on religious life, and Lumen Gentium, the Second Vatican Council’s constitution on the Church. Its purpose, as stated by the Vatican is to “make a grateful remembrance of the recent past” while embracing “the future with hope.”
In celebration, the Sisters at the Monastery of St. Clare invite you to join them in a Prayer Service on Sunday, January 31st beginning at 4:00 p.m. with Adoration (optional) followed by Evening Prayer at 4:30 p.m., then refreshments.
Prayers intentions, prayer cards, a video on consecrated life and other resources are available here.