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Pope Francis says Mass for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2022.

Never lose amazement at God's wonders, Pope Francis tells consecrated religious 

Feb 2, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The amazed joy of Simeon and Anna at encountering and embracing Christ at the Temple is a virtue that consecrated... Read more

A nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square , Jan. 28, 2016.

5 things to know about the World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Consecrated women and men — together with Catholics in general — are invited to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Feb. 2, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis on Feast of Presentation: Learn from the patience of Simeon and Anna

Feb 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

On the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Pope Francis pointed to Simeon and Anna as models of having... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a child on Jan. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: The world needs Catholics who go out, proclaim Jesus

Feb 2, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke Sunday about the need for Catholics to be active in going out to announce the faith of... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Feb. 1, 2020.

How to be hopeful? Stay close to the Lord, pope says on Candlemas

Feb 1, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

There are always things which seem hopeless if seen with the eyes of the world, which is why those in... Read more

Pope Francis prays at Mass on Candlemas Feb. 2, 2018.

Choose every day to follow Jesus, Pope Francis says on Candlemas

Feb 2, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

To follow Christ is a choice which must be made day in and day out, Pope Francis said Saturday, explaining... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for the Presentation of the Lord at St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2017.

You are called to be leaven, Pope tells consecrated men, women

Feb 2, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Everyone, but especially consecrated men and women, Pope Francis said Thursday, are called to be leaven in the world, bringing... Read more