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3 February 2020

World Day of Consecrated Life 2020

Each year on February 2nd we mark the World Day of Consecrated Life. On this occasion, the CRC pays tribute to the consecrated women and men of Canada with a video illustrated with words from Pope Francis.

Apostolic Letter for the Year of Consecrated Life in 2016
“In a society which exalts the cult of efficiency, fitness and success, one which ignores the poor and dismisses “losers”, we can witness by our lives to the truth of the words of Scripture: “When I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor 12:10).
I am counting on you “to wake up the world”, since the distinctive sign of consecrated life is prophecy. Radical evangelical living is not only for religious: it is demanded of everyone. But religious follow the Lord in a special way, in a prophetic way.”

Homily of Pope Francis – February 2, 2019
“It is like this too in the consecrated life: it blossoms and flourishes in the Church; if it is isolated, it withers. It matures when the young and elderly walk together, when the young rediscover their roots and the elderly welcome those fruits.”

Footage and music
“Pour Toi, Seigneur… Visages de la vie consacrée au Canada” from Salt + Light Television

Homily of Pope Francis – February 1, 2020

By clicking on the video below, you can listen to the homily of Pope Francis, during the mass with the members of the institutes of consecrated life and the societies of apostolic life. You can read the PDF version here.