Religious Formation Conference

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

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World Day for Consecrated Life

"This then is the consecrated life: praise which gives joy to God’s people, prophetic vision that reveals what counts."
-Pope Francis, 2019 World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, is set aside in our Church as a special day to pray for men and women in consecrated life. Saint Pope John Paul II instituted the World Day for Consecrated Life more than 20 years ago.

The choice of the day is intentional: "This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples." (USCCB)

Use and share these resources:

Prayers of the Faithful (download or print)
Prayer card - USCCB (download or print)
Prayer card - NRVC (download or print)
Homilies of Pope Francis on World Day for Consecrated Life, 2014-2019


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