In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. YCL will begin on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014. It will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016.
The year will focus on:
- Renewal for women and men in consecrated life,
- Thanksgiving among the faithful for the service of sisters, brothers, priests and nuns,
- Invitation to young Catholics to consider a religious vocation.
- Suggestions for Families, Dioceses, and Parishes to Foster Vocations to Consecrated Life
- Letter from Pope Francis for the Year of Consecrated Life
- February 2, 2015 – World Day for Consecrated Life
- Tentative Schedule for major international events
- Download the “Wake Up the World!” logo for Year of Consecrated Life in different versions (English, Spanish, Italian, French)