World Day for Consecrated Life Feb 2

The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, February 2, 2014 is also dedicated as the World Day for Consecrated Life.

St. Francis de Sales spoke some of his thoughts about this Feast.

In his sermon on Feb. 2, 1622 this Founder of the Visitation Order of Holy Mary preached that,

This mystery is admirably represented by the candles which we carry today.

The fire, which is the first and most excellent element in the candle, is a symbol of the Divinity. The other two elements of the candle, the wick and the wax, symbolize the soul and body of Our Lord.

Now the Divine Nature is so united and joined to the human nature and they form such a union and communion that God became man…”

The Visitation Monasteries each celebrate this day with deep and persistent prayer for those discerning their vocations to religious life.

If you have had an inspiration to learn more about the Visitation, visit our chat room Sunday night to speak to a Sister and ask your questions!

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2 Responses to “World Day for Consecrated Life Feb 2”

  1. Gail F says:

    Those that live a consecrated life live in a more intimate union with Christ. It is in giving up the things of the world that we can focus completely on the Divinity and human nature of our Lord. Though their are many vocations one may choose in life, the choice of one which is consecrated leaves behind the world and for those in the clositer, family and friends. There is a devine joy in becoming one with God.
    “World Day for conserated Life” opens the door for all to recognize the sacrafices made by those who choose to live a conserated life. We must also recognize the many gifts given in areas of theology, poetry, science, humanities, teaching and writeing given by those who choose to conserate themselves to Our Lord and the Church.
    May our Lord Bring Blessings to all…

  2. Kim says:

    Blessed Feast Day sisters! I thank God for you and I thank you for the deep and persistent prayers.

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