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Year of Consecrated Life



In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. YCL will begin on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014. It will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016.

Year of Consecrated Life News Release

Year of Consecrated Life Prayer

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Days With Religious

To celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life in the United States, the USCCB’s Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV) collaborated with three religious leadership conferences to create the “Days With Religious.” Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh is Chairman of the CCLV Committee and delivered these remarks (en Español) to introduce the Days With Religious. These three days will be an opportunity for dioceses, parishes and schools to explore religious life in three ways:

Day of Open House with Religious (February 8, 2015)

Day of Service with Religious (Summer 2015)

Day of Prayer with Religious (September 13, 2015)

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