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Join our Pilgrimage for the Year of Consecrated Life.
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Pilgrimage is a symbol of life
“Pilgrimage is a symbol of life”, says Francis. “It makes us think of life as walking, as a path. If a person does not walk, but instead stays still, this is not useful; it accomplishes nothing. Think of water: when water is not in the river, it does not course, but instead it remains still and stagnates. A soul that does not walk in life doing good, doing many things that one must do for society, to assist others, or who does not walk through life seeking God and inspiration from the Holy Spirit, is a soul that finishes in mediocrity and in spiritual poverty. Please: do not stand still in life!” (Pope Francis, 8 June 2015)

Learn more about the Year of Consecrated Life from
Bishop Roger Gries, OSB (Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland)

Pope Francis has announced the Year of Consecrated Life to begin November 21, 2014, noting that the year will take place in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and conclude on February 2, 2016.  The World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life will be celebrated on February 7, 2016.

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