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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. 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. Find out more: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/consecrated-life/world-day-for-consecrated-life.cfm

World Day of the Sick, February 11, 2016-

In his homily at the Mass, Archbishop Zimowski, who is President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, reminded his listeners that the central theme of Pope’s Francis’ message for this year’s World Day of the Sick is the need for us to entrust our lives to the Merciful Jesus like Mary did. 

Archbishop Zimowski said all of us are called in our different ways to help the person who is suffering and stressed we must not be intimidated by the fact that we cannot help in a satisfactory way, in the way that Jesus did.

“The important thing,” he said, “is to go, to be at the side of the man who suffers.”

Read more: http://www.news.va/en/news/mass-in-nazareth-to-mark-the-world-day-of-the-sick
We've added new videos to our 2015 MCI Conference Playlist! Check them out here.
World Day for Consecrated Life celebration, Isiolo 2nd February 2016, with Bishop Mukobo and Dr. Robert Walley #BishopSelfie 

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