Year of Consecrated Life

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November 2014-February 2016

School Sisters of St. Francis’ celebration of The Year of Consecrated Life

The School Sisters of St. Francis’ celebration of The Year of Consecrated Life continues with a special event for our friends in the Western Pennsylvania area. Please join the sisters at Mount Assisi Convent in Bellevue, Pa. for a special gathering on Sunday, September 13.

A prayer service will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a social from 2 to 3 p.m. You are invited to both or, if you can't make both, come to either. The sisters look forward to spending the afternoon with you! For more information, click here.

Pope Francis' homily at formal opening of Year of Consecrated Life

To read Pope Francis' homily, click here.

Helpful Resources

The National Religious Vocation Office has many useful resources to help parishes, schools and other Catholic groups promote the Year of Consecrated Life. Please click here to access the webpage

Parish Bulletin helps

Are you the bulletin editor for your parish? If so, we've got news for you!

Click on and find many ways in which you can help us "wake up the world!" through your bulletin announcements during the Year for Consecrated Life 2015.

Song for the Year of Consecrated Life (Wake the World)

In the upcoming Year of Consecrated Life (November 2014-February 2015), Pope Francis has called on the faithful to express their gratitude for those in consecrated life. What better way to offer praise and thanksgiving than in song?

The editors of VISION Vocation Guide and the National Religious Vocation Conference commissioned world-renowned composer Steven Warner to write a song in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life. We hope you will sing this special song in your parishes and religious communities and incorporate it in your worship and prayer services throughout the Year of Consecrated Life and beyond to remind each of us of Christ’s call to wake up the world and live in a different way—a way of faith, hope, love, and joy! (Patrice J. Tuohy)

Enjoy "Wake the world with dawning joy," directly below, by © Steven C. Warner, 2014. Commissioned by NRVC and VISION Vocation Guide in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life. Sheet music for the song is available by clicking here.

Pittsburgh Catholic Articles

Enjoy reading the monthly articles published in the Pittsburgh Catholic that will share various aspects of Consecrated Life in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Click here to read the articles.

Celebrating Consecrated Life in Photos

To access Celebrating Consecrated Life in Photos, click here.

Prayer Cards

To access the prayer cards for the Year of Consecrated Life, click here. Prayer cards are also available via donation and/or postage by writing to the below mailing address (Cost: Donation, Shipping and Handling)

Department for Consecrated Life

111 Blvd. of the Allies

Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

Phone: 412-456-3067


Poster for Consecrated Life

To access the poster for the Year of Consecrated Life, click here. Poster is also available for postage by writing to the Department for Consecrated Life at the above mailing address (Cost: Shipping and Handling).

Contacts for Religious Congregations

To contact religious communities, please note the following listing by clicking here