This Sunday, February 2, the Church recognizes and expresses gratitude for those who have consecrated their lives to God. World Day for Consecrated Life, instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1997, is in conjunction with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, commemorating the coming of Christ, the Light of the World, through the symbolic lighting of candles.
God calls us today to let our lights shine through our profession of vows and a life dedicated to prayer and service. By devoting ourselves to God with undivided hearts, we embrace God’s radical call, leave all things behind, and dare to put ourselves totally at the service of God and God’s people. We, as religious women, as School Sisters of Notre Dame, are called to spread the light and love of Jesus Christ to all those we encounter.
At this link is the Jubilee letter from our General Superior, Sister Roxanne Schares, to all of our Sisters in the congregation who will be celebrating their years of faithful service to their God. Let us use this letter for our reflection each day and give God gratitude for the gift of our own vocations. Let us pray “in communion” with our sisters who celebrate their Jubilee this year and give God thanks for all the years they put themselves totally at the service of God and God’s people.