Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pope celebrates Mass on Candlemas, World Day for Consecrated Life - Independent Catholic News

Pope celebrates Mass on Candlemas, World Day for Consecrated Life - Independent Catholic News: Pope Francis on Thursday celebrated Mass for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St Peter's Basilica in Rome. The Mass also commemorated the World Day for Consecrated Life. On this day, the Church celebrates and prays for those who have consecrated their lives to God by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. Members of Institutes of Consecrated Life and of Societies of Apostolic Life participated in the Liturgy. The liturgical feast chosen for the commemoration celebrates the presentation of the newborn Jesus in the Temple by Joseph and Mary forty days after His birth,

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