Consecrated Life » Celebrating

Pathways

This is the celebration of God’s calling in a formal way. This is usually marked with a sacramental celebration and is a time of great joy for those with a vocation and for the religious community and whole Church.

The path is far from complete and it will take me on many ups and downs, leading towards the cross of Christ. But this same Christ is always the companion on the journey until we encounter the face of Jesus and He leads deeper into the “past-all-graspness of the pathless God” (Fr Karl Rahner)

So now is the beginning of your dedication to the Lord by making lifelong vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience, which has been recognised and accepted by the Church.

If it is God’s will for your life, and if you are open to that will, then the moment will arrive when the religious community will celebrate your ordination or profession to consecrated life.

This is a day of great joy and jubilation. The whole Church rejoices in having another labourer to work in the Lord’s harvest.

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