By: Sister Meredith, OCD
February 2, 2018
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd and also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. As the candles symbolize the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples, those in consecrated life are also called to reflect that same light to all peoples.
Also on this day 35 years ago in 1983, the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles was elevated to the status of a Pontifical Institute by St. John Paul II. This means our community is subject to the Holy Father and the Apostolic See regarding internal governance and discipline. This is a great day of celebration for us and we look forward to serving God and the Church, both here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and all over the United States. May God be praised!
Please read this message from St. John Paul II for World Day for Consecrated Life: Click Here
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