Mass for Consecrated Life

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From Sr. Mary Elizabeth

We need this Year for Consecrated Life first to thank God for the gift of Consecrated Life and for the vocations God has given to so many men and women throughout the centuries to build up the Church and to call us to a greater following of God. This year is an occasion to say thanks not only to God but to all those who have said ‘Yes’ to God’s call to dedicate themselves to him as contemplative monks and cloistered nuns, as religious brothers, sisters and priests, as members of secular institutes and societies of apostolic life, as consecrated virgins, hermits and widows, and in so many new expressions of consecrated life by which the life, virtues and values of Jesus are daily made more visible, drawing us from the superficial to the sacred and from the ephemeral to the eternal.