On Sunday, 1 February 2015 we were delighted to host the Killaloe Diocesan Celebration for the Year of Consecrated Life at the invitation of
Bishop Kieran O’Reilly.
In November 2013 Pope Francis announced that 2015 would be dedicated as the Year of Consecrated Life. This Year of Consecrated Life has been called in response to requests from many who are consecrated in religious life and in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, specifically on the 50th anniversary of the publication of the conciliar decree on the renewal of consecrated life Perfectae caritatis. In November 2014 Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter at the beginning of this special year in which he encouraged religious ‘to look to the past with gratitude’ and to reflect on the origins and history of their respective institutes. He secondly asked that we ‘live the present with passion’, noting that ‘from the beginnings of monasticism to the “new communities” of our own time, every form of consecrated life has been born of the Spirit’s call to follow Jesus as the Gospel teaches’.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.