This is what the eyes of consecrated men and women behold: the grace of God poured into their hands.  The consecrated person is one who every day looks at himself or herself and says: “Everything is gift, all is grace”.  - Pope Francis, Homily for the 24th World Day for Consecrated Life, February 1, 2020

 

Press Release Announcing World Day for Consecrated Life - February 2, 2020 

The USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations seeks to foster and encourage the various forms of consecrated life in the Church today. In Vita Consecrata, the 1996 Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Saint John Paul II wrote of the different forms of consecrated life as "the many branches which sinks its roots into the Gospel and brings forth abundant fruit in every season of the Church's life." These diverse forms include: Monastic Life, the Orders of Virgins, Hermits, and Institutes completely devoted to contemplation, Apostolic Religious Life, Secular Institutes, Societies of Apostolic Life, and new or renewed forms of the consecrated life (cf. Vita Consecrata, 6-12).  Each form is described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

 

FORMS OF CONSECRATED LIFE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE: FEBRUARY 2, 2021

 

 

Prayer Card - World Day for Consecrated Life
“World Day for Consecrated Life Prayer View or download the pdf version to print out and share with family and friends. 

Resources for Consecrated Life

CARA Report: Profession Class of 2019