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World Day for Consecrated Life

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel E. Pilarczyk blesses religious sisters gathered at the World Day for Consecrated Life on Feb. 2. (CT Photo/Colleen Kelley)
Staff Report For many years now in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the Little Sisters of the Poor have invited women religious in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to come together at the their home to celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life on Feb. 2. This year, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr presided

In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in the consecrated life.  In Vita Consecrata, Pope John Paul II describes various forms of the consecrated life:  the monastic life in the East and West, the Order of Virgins, Institutes completely devoted to contemplation,