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    The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord: “Consecrate them in the Truth” – a Reflection on our Vocation

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord: “Consecrate them in the Truth” – a Reflection on our Vocation

Consecrate them in the truth

Your word is truth.

Throughout the
centuries the Holy Spirit has raised up many different forms of consecrated
life – which can be compared to a plant, with many branches, which sinks its
roots into the Gospel and brings forth abundant fruit in every season of the
Church鈥檚 life. (cf VC 5).

When reflecting on our vocation as Dominican nuns and how we try to live the motto of our Order: TRUTH, I began to understand our consecration as being set apart for Truth.聽 This truth is not an abstraction or even some dogma of the Church – rather it is the Person of Christ, God-with-us, to whom we give ourselves. He is the living Word of God, to which every other word refers.聽 On the eve of His death He prayed: 鈥淐onsecrate them in the truth鈥 鈥 i.e. 聽make us one with Christ, bind us to Christ, draw us into […]

Year for Consecrated Life

Pope Francis has announced that the coming year will be dedicated to Consecrated Life – beginning on the 30th November 2014 (First Sunday of Advent) and continuing until the 2nd February 2015.  This year will be an opportunity to gratefully remember the contribution of Consecrated Life down through the centuries and provide us with hope as we look to the future.  It will be a time of conversion and renewal for those of us who are living the consecrated life as well as an opportunity to proclaim the beauty and joy of belonging totally to the Lord and His Church.  We pray that many young women and men may feel the irresistible attraction of the Lord and have the courage to say ‘yes’ to His invitation to follow Him.To mark the launch of this Year of Consecrated Life many local religious as well as laity will join our community for a special Hour of Eucharistic Adoration […]