Offices

Office for Consecrated Life

So it is that in accordance with the Divine Plan a wonderful variety of religious communities has grown up which has made it easier for the church … to be equipped for every good work and ready for the work of the ministry—the building up of the Body of Christ.
Second Vatican Council, Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life Perfectae Caritatis, no. 1

       

World Day of Consecrated Life

Sunday, February 2, 2020

11:00am Holy Mass at the

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul;

Reception to follow

World Day of Consecrated Life

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Reasons for the

Prayer Card - World Day for Consecrated Life

World Day for Consecrated Life

  • It answers the intimate need to praise the Lord more solemnly and to thank him for the great gift of consecrated life, which enriches and gladdens the Christian community by the multiplicity of its charisms and by the edifying fruits of so many lives totally given to the cause of the Kingdom. 
  • This day is intended to promote a knowledge of and esteem for the consecrated life by the entire People of God.
  • Consecrated persons are invited to celebrate together solemnly the marvels which the Lord has accomplished in them, to discover by a more illumined faith the rays of divine beauty spread by the Spirit in their way of life, and to acquire a more vivid consciousness of their irreplaceable mission in the Church and in the world. (Vatican City, 6 January 1997, PJP II)

Come and Celebrate together with those in the

Consecrated Life!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 11:00 a.m.

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

Parking Available

Refreshments to follow in Drexel Hall

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

Holy Hour for Vocations

To the Priesthood and Religious Life

Sponsored by the Offices of Consecrated Life and for Divine Worship

First Thursday of Each Month

  2-3 p.m. St. Joseph’s Chapel 13th Floor

Archdiocesan Pastoral Center

All are invited 

2:00 p.m.            Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament
                             O Salutaris Hostia (all sing)

                             Quiet prayer 

2:30 p.m.            Scripture Reading

                             Quiet reflection 

2:50 p.m.            Benediction/Reposition
                             Tantum Ergo (all sing)
                             Divine Praises


 

Sunday, Feb. 2 2020

  • World Day of Consecrated Life
    11:00am Holy Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul; Reception to follow

 

Saturday March 14 2020

  • Lenten Day of Retreat at Drexel Hall/Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul
    Presenter: Sister Sheila Galligan, I.H.M.

 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Jubilarian Celebration
  • 11:00 a.m. Holy Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

 

Saturday, Dec. 12 2020

  • Advent Day of Retreat at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

Details will follow for each retreat and celebration as we near the dates


Contact

Sister Gabrielle Mary Braccio, RSM
Delegate for Consecrated Life
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1299
10th Floor Room 1029

Phone: 215-587-3795
Fax: 215-587-3790
Email: sr.gbraccio@archphila.org

To assist those who feel called to the consecrated life, the Office for Consecrated Life lists those Congregations who serve in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Please see listing below.


Congregations of Men

Congregations of Women