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. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples.
Come Pass it On (Part I)
Here is the three part series on the meaning of consecrated life in the Church through the eyes of the Xaverian Missionaries.
Come Pass It On Again (Part II)
Come Pass it On Again…Again…and Again (Part III)
For the Xaverian Missionaries the ideal is Christ; we seek to be united to him and thus to be able to say with Saint Paul: “For to me to live is Christ” (Phil 1:21). Our vows are intended as a concrete expression of this passionate love.
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