Pope Francis has announced that 2015 will be a year dedicated to the promotion of Consecrated Life. This special year began on November 30, 2014 and end on February 2, 2016 (the World Day of Consecrated Life). His own words clue us to his intent: that for the Church to grow is needs the "witness associated with attitudes which are uncommon: generosity, detachment, sacrifice, self-forgetfulness in order to care for others.... This is the witness, the 'martyrdom of religious life'. Religious should be man and women who are able to wake up the world!"
There are many ways that you and your loved ones can take part and learn more about Consecrated Life. For more information on how you can be a part of this special time, please visit our new webpage dedicated to waking up the world!