Mass for the Closing of the Year of Consecrated Life, November 2015

January 14, 2016 by  
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On November 29th, 2015 Cardinal Seán O’Malley united with just about 1,900 consecrated religious sisters, brothers and priests to celebrate the Closing Mass for the end of the Year of Consecrated Life at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. The year of Consecrated Life was declared by Pope Frances on November 30th, 2014, the first Sunday of Advent, and it is to officially end on February 2nd, 2016; the day of consecrated life.

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

Pope Francis’vision for proclaiming the Year of Consecrated Life, was to call forth a renewal, remembrance, and hope for the future of consecrated life. The Holy Father invited all of the faithful to continuously pray for religious sisters, brothers and priests and to make them more publicly known and invite them to our homes to learn more about the consecrated life and ones vocation.

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

On November 29th, Cardinal Seán O’Malley rejoiced with those united at the Cathedral to thank them for their yes and they richness that they bring to the Church and the faithful. At the end of mass of those who are consecrated renewed their vows together before the Lord, once more embracing their call and vocation in servitude of the Church.

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

Following the ceremony, all were invited for reception over at Cathedral High School for food and fellowship.

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 - The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O' Malley. Photos by George Martell

November 29, 2015 – The closing Mass of the Year for Consecrated Life celebrated this morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’ Malley.
Photos by George Martell

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