Pope Francis proclaimed 2015 as a Year of Consecrated Life, opening on November 30, 2014, and closing on February 7, 2016, the day of our Archdiocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life. The year also marks the 50th anniversary of Perfectae Caritatis, a decree on religious life, and Lumen Gentium, the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Church.

The purpose of the Year of Consecrated Life is three-fold:
  • To make a grateful remembrance of the recent past
  • To embrace the future with hope
  • To live the present with passion

Every parish should have received the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life Resource Packet. It is comprehensive and useful for pastors and preachers, DREs, teachers and catechists, youth ministers, liturgists and more. Much of the Resource Packet is also available at www.nrvc.net. At resources, click on Vision Vocation Network, then Parish Packet.

Another excellent source for Year of Consecrated Life information, prayers and lesson plans can be found at the USCCB website. See link below.
Local information for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston continues at www.archgh.org/ycl

Resources:

YCL Prayer in English

YCL Prayer in Spanish (Oración en Español Año de la Vida Consagrada)

Calendar for YCL in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Bilingual/Español Calendario)

Periódico Caminantes de la Oficina de Ministerio Hispano

Bajar abajo la promoción del Concierto de Adoración y Alabanza por las Hermanas Discípulas de Jesús para celebrar el Año de la Vida Consagrada:
Concierto de Adoracion y Alabanza 2015 Flyer

Concierto de Adoracion y Alabanza 2015 Postcards

Concierto de Adoracion y Alabanza 2015 Foto

Websites

USCCB    http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/consecrated-life/year-of-consecrated-life/index.cfm

NRVC   https://nrvc.net/275/publication/year-of-consecrated-life-2841

ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON HOUSTON www.archgh.org/ycl