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An Invitation to the Motherhouse Sisters Twilight Retreat in honor of the
Day to Celebrate Consecrated Life
February 2, 2011
Large Community Room

4:00 pm Vespers Service with Communion
Followed by a collective listening to Richard Gaillardetz’ LCWR Address 2010 Hope In The Midst of Darkness

Outline Provided
Short Discussion

5:15 pm Festive Dinner

6:30 pm Part 2 of Richard Gaillardetz’ talk
Short Discussion

7:15 pm – Closing Prayer

In 1997, Pope 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 light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church.