Benedict XVI: The joy of consecrated life

In the “society of efficiency and success”, “do not join the prophets of doom who proclaim the end of the consecrated life in the Church of Jesus Christ rather put on and put on the armor of light.”

With this encouragement, Benedict XVI greeted the men and women who participated in the Mass for the presentation of the Lord.

The theme of light, for the XVII World Day of Consecrated Life, was the backdrop for the entire ceremony,

In his homily the Holy Father welcomed the consecrated men and women present, reminding them how the Feast of the Presentation “manifests the beauty and virtue of the consecrated life.” During this Feast, he said, we recall “the entrance of Mary into the Temple: the …

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