The diocesan office for Consecrated Life invites all persons embracing consecrated life to a Mass of Thanksgiving to be celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral on Saturday, February 2 at 10:30 a.m.
At the initiative of Saint John Paul II, since 1997, the day of the consecrated life takes place every year on February 2nd at the feast of the Lord's Presentation at the temple. The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple is an eloquent icon of total self-giving for all those who have been called to reproduce in the Church and in the world, through the evangelical counsels, "the characteristic traits of Jesus chaste, poor and obedient ".
This day is first of all to be a time of thanksgiving for the gift that the Lord makes to his church through consecrated life that enriches and rejoices the church by the multiplicity of charisms and the dedication of so many lives given to the Lord and to the brothers.
Second, the purpose of this day is to raise awareness and appreciation of the life devoted to the people of God as a whole. "By contemplating the gift of consecrated life, the church contemplates its deepest vocation, that of belonging only to her Lord," emphasized John Paul II. The consecrated life has as a priority the mission to keep alive in the church the historical form of life assumed by the Son of God when he came to this earth.
Finally, it is an invitation for all persons of consecrated life to celebrate together and solemnly the wonders that the Lord has fulfilled in them.
The office of the consecrated life of the diocese invites all persons of consecrated life to a Mass of Thanksgiving presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine, at the Mary Queen of the World cathedral on Saturday, February 2 at 10:30. A fraternal and convivial gathering will follow the Eucharistic celebration.
For more information, please contact Sister Madeleine Rochette at 514 925-4300