Year of Consecrated Life plans and schedule

Year of Consecrated Life plans and schedule


The Vatican has begun to announce plans for celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life, which begins in November 2014.  

Three-pronged focus

•   renewal for men and women in consecrated life,
•   thanksgiving among the faithful for the service of sisters, brothers, priests, and nuns,
•   invitation to young Catholics to consider a religious vocation.

 

Tentative schedule

   
Nov. 29, 2014: Opening Prayer Vigil

Nov. 30, 2014: Opening Mass with Pope Francis

Jan. 22-24, 2015: Meeting of Catholic consecrated men and women and consecrated religious from other Christian traditions (to be held during the week of Christian unity)

Second week of April, 2015: Conference on religious formation around the world

Sept. 23-26, 2015: Event for young men and women in discernment and in the process of joining religious orders

Dec. 18-21, 2015: Separate meetings for members of monastic orders and of secular institutes.
 
Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2016: Theological symposium on religious life
 
Feb. 2, 2016: Closing Mass with Pope Francis on World Day of Consecrated Life

 

Click here for more information about available resources for the Year of Consecrate Life.



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