BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
GO FORTH! Remember the beauty of your first call. Jesus continues to call you today with the same full love and untamed grace.
GO FORTH! There is always more to do, to encounter, to be grateful for, to be astonished by. Begin and end with the joy of prayer—the marrow of consecrated life.
GO FORTH! Each of us has a role to play in the Church. Witness and sow well each day, and look to tomorrow with hope.
GO FORTH! Grow in love for GOD so that others will be attracted by the divine light in you. Welcome the new vocations the Lord sends to continue the work of consecration.
We must ask this through the intersession of Mary, Mother of God and first disciple of her son, Jesus, or Lord. Amen.
– Pope Francis
Adapted from the concluding message of Pope Francis at the close of the Year of Consecrated Life on XX Worlds Day of Consecrated Life via NRVC.net
Look for our video featuring Springfield Dominican Sisters sharing why they love religious life for World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 2017.