Our parish priest and a large crowd of local religious and laity joined us this evening for an Hour’s prayer before sung Vespers – we are happy to share with our readers the opening reflection.As we gather on this first Sunday of Advent and begin this special Year for Consecrated Life, let us pause for a moment to become aware of the One in Whose Presence we are 鈥 the One who has called us by name and Who continues to call day by day.   Let us remember that we are united with a countless number of brothers and sisters throughout the Church in every part of the world who are also reflecting on and celebrating the same realities as we are 鈥 we remember those women and men who live the consecrated life in its various forms and in different cultures.  We remember in particular those who are […]