February 2 was the 27th World Day of Consecrated Life, a day of prayer to celebrate and honor the women and men who have chosen consecrated life. In the absence of the Holy Father due to his apostolic journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, the celebration was presided over by His Eminence Cardinal João Braz de Aviz.
Read this year's message from His Holiness Pope Francis (in Italian)
Read last year’s Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis
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