APOSTOLIC LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO ALL CONSECRATED PEOPLE
ON THE OCCASION OF THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Consecrated Life,
I am writing to you as the Successor of Peter, to whom the Lord entrusted the task of confirming his brothers and sisters in faith (cf. Lk 22:32). But I am also writing to you as a brother who, like yourselves, is consecrated to God.
Together let us thank the Father, who called us to follow Jesus by fully embracing the Gospel and serving the Church, and poured into our hearts the Holy Spirit, the source of our joy and our witness to God's love and mercy before the world.
In response to requests from many of you and from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life, I decided to proclaim a Year of Consecrated Life on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Dogmatic Constitution on the ChurchLumen Gentium, which speaks of religious in its sixth chapter, and of the DecreePerfectae Caritatison the renewal of religious life. The Year will begin on 30 November 2014, the First Sunday of Advent, and conclude with the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple on 2 February 2016.
Read more: Pope's Apostolic Letter to Consecrated People
World Youth Day 2016
It will be held in Krakow, Poland July 25 – August 1, 2016. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is hard at work planning the many important and interesting events which make up the WYD festivities. Below is the tentative schedule of events. Check back for more information about scheduled events as they become available. Until then, track the LOC’s progress in Latest News.
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