“Days with Religious” announced for Year of Consecrated Life

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Friday 03, October 2014 | Category:   Consecrated Life
 2015 Year of Consecrated Life
On Oct. 1, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced the observance of “Days with Religious” for the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life (YCL). The “Days with Religious” initiatives and resources will help families learn about the consecrated life of religious men and women. Activities will focus on sharing experiences of prayer, service, and community with those living a consecrated life.

Important dates to remember for this worldwide event include:

Nov. 30, 2014: The Year of Consecrated Life begins (First Sunday of Advent).

Feb. 8, 2015: Religious Open House. Events will be coordinated to also celebrate the World Meeting of Families to take place in Philadelphia and will include tours, open houses, receptions, family activities, and presentations on the history of religious communities at convents, abbeys, monasteries, and religious houses.

Summer 2015: 
Day of Mission and Service with Religious. Events will include joining religious in their apostolates or special service projects, such as assisting the elderly, ministering to the poor and homeless, and caring for the less fortunate.

Sept. 13, 2015: 
Day of Prayer with Religious. Events will include vespers, rosary, or holy hours in convents, monasteries, religious houses, parishes, and churches.

Feb. 2, 2016:
The Year of Consecrated Life closes on the World Day of Consecrated Life.

View more resources from the USCCB and VISION.

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