Feast of the Presentation of the Lord: World Day for Consecrated Life

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Friday, February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It is also the World Day for Consecrated Life. The image of light has traditionally been associated with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord as candles are blessed and distributed to the faithful. This image can also be associated with Consecrated Life. Throughout the history of the Church men and women religious have been a light in the darkness by living out their various charisms. I am most grateful to those in Consecrated Life in the Diocese of St. Catharines who have contributed so much to education, healthcare, works of charity, and parish life. They have been the light of Christ to so many in the past, present and will continue to be in the future.