Year of Consecrated Life

We’re celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life! Pope Francis has declared a worldwide Year of Consecrated Life to run from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016. The Year is designed to recognize those in consecrated life and raise awareness of men and women religious in the world today. Events celebrating they year are being held across the globe. We will archive Year of Consecrated Life stories and photos involving Sisters of the Precious Blood on this page. Keep checking back for the latest information.

From left, Cincinnati Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer prepares the altar during the opening liturgy for the Year of Consecrated Life; at during a liturgy opening the Year of Consecrated Life Nov. 30 at Emmanuel Church in Dayton; Missionary of the Precious Blood Father Steve Dos Santos offers the chalice to Sister of the Precious Blood Marla Gipson; from left, Precious Blood Sisters Nadine Kaschalk, Mary Rose McCrate, Ceil Taphorn, Marla Gibson, Pat Dieringer, Barbara Brown and Rosemary Goubeaux pray during the liturgy. (Dave Eck photos)

St. Mary’s Deanery to host dinner and Holy Hour in celebration of YCL
Events to be held in Maria Stein and at St. Charles Center.

Sisters Celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week with open house
More than 120 people tour motherhouse and socialize with Sisters.

Sisters host men and women religious for evening vespers on World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Nearly 100 people attend evening vespers at Salem Heights.

Bishop recognizes, praises religious during liturgy to open Year of Consecrated Life in Cincinnati archdiocese.
Year of Consecrated Life opens with special liturgy, reception in Dayton.

Liturgy to open Year of Consecrated Life in Cincinnati Archdiocese
Cincinnati Auxiliary Bishop to celebrate liturgy at Emmanuel Church in Dayton.

Parish publishes information about C.PP.S. and consecrated life.
Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Redlands, Calif., is publishing a series of articles on the Sisters of the Precious Blood and consecrated life. They are listed here.
Other resources
Missionaries of the Precious Blood

Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

National Catholic Sisters Week

National Religious Vocation Conference

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Vision Vocation Network

Year of Consecrated Life song
Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you.

Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.