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World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

February 2, 2023

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life was established in 1997 by Pope St. John Paul II to emphasize the contribution and role of consecrated persons for the whole Church. It is celebrated on February 2nd, the feast of the Presentation (also known as Candlemas), but is typically celebrated in parishes on a nearby weekend.

We invite you to join the Church in a thanksgiving prayer for all those sharing the Light of Christ through their radiant witness of Consecrated Life.

Please join us in praying: 

“God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as sisters, brothers, religious priests, consecrated virgins, and hermits, as well as members of Secular Institutes. Renew their knowledge and love of you, and send your Holy Spirit to help them respond generously and courageously to your will. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.” (USCCB)

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