World Day of Consecrated Life
Archdiocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life, February 3, 2013
The 17th World Day for Consecrated Life will be observed in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate the 11 a.m. Eucharist in the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. All are invited and welcomed. For additional information, contact Sister Heloise Cruzat, O.P. at 713-741-8733.
17th Archdiocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life, February 3
On February 3, women and men in consecrated life will gather in celebration with Cardinal DiNardo at the 11 a.m. Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. In our archdiocese, there are approximately 450 women and 220 men in religious life who serve in a broad variety of ministries.
Women and men in the archdiocese belong to approximately 74 different religious groups: 32 priests’ groups and 42 groups of religious women. Some of these are ancient Orders of the Church: Benedictine, Carmelite, Dominican, Franciscan, Order of Virgins. Others are religious institutes – clerical and apostolic congregations of sisters, brothers, religious priests.
Our religious offer a variety of ministries: as priests, as educators, as ministers in health care, retreat work and spiritual direction, pastoral care, and services among the poor and marginalized. The Discalced Carmelite nuns in New Caney are a small community of contemplative women whose lives are dedicated to prayer for the Church and for all people.
In the words of Pope Benedict: “… consecrated men and women are granted to show the primacy of God, passion for the Gospel practiced as a form of life and proclaimed to the poor and lowliest of the earth .” (Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI, Vatican Basilica, February 2, 2011)
All are invited and welcomed to attend the February 3 Eucharistic celebration.
Consider planning a special event in your school or parish honoring men and women who are members of Religious Communities. Visit http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/consecrated-life/ for more resources.
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