Redemptorists in the St. Louis, MO area and the Redemptoristines gathered at St. Clement Health Care Center on February 2 to celebrate World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life in this newly proclaimed Year of Consecrated Life.
Local Superior John Schmidt presided at Solemn Vespers – complete with glorious chant, sacred song and incense – before a large number of brothers and sisters who share a common charism.
Fr. John preached with generous quotes from Pope Francis, calling all to be humble and joyful in being touched and transformed by the Truth who is Christ, ever to be proclaimed…remaining attached to him, in him with him, talking to him. The ceremony culminated in a renewal of vows by all participants.
Submitted by Fr. Kevin Fraher; photos by Fr. Vincent Minh
Br. John Matthys, Sr. Beatrice, Sr. Jan Marie, Sr. Eleanor, Sr. Alice, Sr. Mary Helena, Fr. John Schmidt, Sr. Alphonsina Mary, Sr. Barbara, Sr. Nanette and Sr. Ann Marie celebrate World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life in Liguori, MO.