Back in 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II declared February 2, World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. That same date is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas Day. On Candlemas Day, candles are blessed as symbols of Christ, the light of the world. As women religious, we are called to consecrated life to reflect the light of Christ to all peoples. We invite you to celebrate with us.
This year, parishes across the U.S. will celebrate World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life at weekend Masses on February 2 and 3. A week later, on Sunday, February 10, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will present a music-themed celebration, “Let Grateful Songs to God Take Wing.” A massed choir of women and men religious, lay and associate members, and priests of the archdiocese will include eight members of our Salvatorian Family: Sisters Karlyn Cauley, Mary Lee Grady, Nelda Hernandez and Mary Jo Stoffel; Lay Salvatorian Sue Haertel; and Fathers Simon Muema, Peter Schuessler and Jeff Wocken.
The event is free and open to the public. Archbishop Jerome Listecki will preside and Bishop James Schuerman will deliver a homily. The prayer service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Center Chapel in Milwaukee, 1501 S. Layton Blvd. Free parking is available in the lot at S. 29th and Orchard Streets.