On the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014, the Year of Consecrated Life proclaimed by Pope Francis was officially inaugurated by the celebration of the Eucharist at St. Peter Basilica in the Vatican. Since the Pope was on a pastoral trip to Turkey, he was represented by presider Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life. The beginning of the special year was prepared by a prayer vigil the evening before at a packed Basilica of St. Mary Major. Several of our members at the Generalate House participated in these special events to begin the Church Year.
APOSTOLIC LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO ALL CONSECRATED PEOPLE ON THE OCCASION OF THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Posted on Dec 2014,