Year for Consecrated Life-Facts

Inauguration:  November 21, 2014 –  Presentation of Mary

Conclusion:     November 21, 2015  -  Presentation of Mary


Why now?

  • November 21 is Pro Orantibus Day – a worldwide day of prayer for women and men living contemplative consecrated life
  • Fiftieth Anniversary of Perfectae Caritatis on November 21, 2015
  • Year of updating of Sponsa Christi by Pope Pius XII in 1950



The first purpose is the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Perfectae Caritatis.

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life states “consecrated men and women are aware that besides recounting the great stories they have written in the past, they are called to write a no less and great story in the future. We want the second objective to be embracing the future with hope.”