Pope Francis has dedicated the year beginning November 30, 2014 to February 2, 2016 as the "Year of Consecrated Life." Its purpose is to "look to the past with gratitude, the live the present with passion, and to embrace the future with hope." See: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/11/29/pope_issues_letter_for_year_of_consecrated_life/1112885
Yesterday, Sunday, Father Roger Landry, gave a homily to his parish in Fall River, Mass. in which he connected the Year of Consecrated Life with the Sunday Readings. During our monthly retreat day yesterday, we listened to Father Landry's homily and if you have time I would encourage you to read it or listen to it as well. It is very powerful! Here is the link: http://catholicpreaching.com/the-three-stages-of-growth-in-our-christian-vocation-second-sunday-b-january-18-2015/
Pray for us during this special year dedicated to the Consecrated Life, especially that the Lord would grace the hearts of many young women to embrace their calling to Consecrated Life. There is so much work to be done in the Church, in the world, and many laborers are needed for the vineyard.