Suggestions – The Year Of Consecrated Life

Below are some initiatives, some already started or implemented, for the Year Of Consecrated Life. They include:

  • started a Facebook page-Atlantic Year for Consecrated Life
  • men and women religious in a team visiting high schools
  • Western Catholic Reporter newspaper is doing a series on the spirit behind various congregations
  • young people were asked “What would you ask Pope Francis if you had a chance?” and with their responses, a program involving theological reflection on those issues that they presented was developed. It included music as well.
  • booklet published showing the witness of 12 Religious from around the world.
  • Catholic Health Association honoured religious at their annual banquet and are publishing a book of stories of Sisters who wrote their stories based on what they would say to their younger selves.
  • a 10 minute video is being produced for Diocese of Hamilton which Toby Collins, CR indicated can be used by others.
  • a Bar B Q hosted by the Bishop for all consecrated religious
  • displays in parishes
  • where there are no Catholic schools, congregations got together and developed a program for young people
  • intercessory prayers

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