World Day of Consecrated Life

In establishing the World Day of Consecrated Life in 1997, Pope John Paul II gave three reasons:

  • to praise and give thanks to God for the gift of consecrated life to the Christian Community
  • to promote an understanding of consecrated life and its multiplicity of Charisms
  • to be an occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and fervour of their offering of themselves to God

On this day Marist Sisters join in celebrating with the whole Church. ¬†This day is another reminder to us that we have been “called by a gracious choice” and so we join with Mary, whose name we bear, in giving praise and thanks to God for our Marist Vocation.

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