February 2, 2021 – 25th World Day of Consecrated Life

If consecrated life remains steadfast in love for the Lord, it perceives beauty.  It sees that poverty is not some colossal effort, but rather a higher freedom that God gives to us and others as real wealth.  It sees that chastity is not austere sterility, but the way to love without possessing.  It sees that obedience is not a discipline, but is victory over our own chaos, in the way of Jesus.

From the homily of His Holiness Pope Francis
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord for the 24thWorld Day for Consecrated Life
Vatican Basilica, Saturday, 1 February 2020


February 2 is the 25th World Day of Consecrated Life, a day of prayer to celebrate and honor the women and men who have chosen consecrated life. Pope Francis presided over the Eucharistic Celebration and delivered his homily on February 2 in St. Peter’s Basilica, at 5:30 p.m.

More resources

Read this year’s Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis

Watch this year’s Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Watch last year’s Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Read the letter to all consecrated persons from the Vatican (via UISG, the International Union Superiors General)

The National Religious Vocation Conference provides a series of resources, including links to past homilies

Register for the online reflection on consecrated life through the lens of Fratelli Tutti, with prayer, listening, and small group conversation (from CMSM, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men)

Download the vocation prayer card from the National Religious Vocation Conference


Our Spirituality |Celebrating the Seasons

Tags |consecrated life|homily|Pope Francis|world day of consecrated life