Celebrating the Year of the Consecrated Life with the Saints!
With this sign trick or treaters were welcomed into St. Aloysius Novitiate where the Oblates to the Blessed Trinity waited for them in their Hallows’ Eve Costumes. People were invited to celebrate the Solemnity of the Saints with the Sisters on this year dedicated to the Consecrated Life.
All the Sisters were dressed up as a Saint and took the opportunity to introduce the children and their parents to these heavenly Friends of ours, who pray and intercede for us. Each child took home a short biography of the Saint each Sister was representing, holy cards, rosary beads, a miraculous medal and, of course, candies!!! Many people expressed their joy at being surrounded by the “Blessed”: Saint Catherine Laboure, Saint Ignatius Loyola, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Saint Kateri, Saint Helena, Saint Faustina, Saint Juan Diego and Saint Josephine Bakhita.
What is interesting to see in the picture above, is the fact that, at the moment of welcoming the people, the lights under the word “light” didn’t work. This made the sign more significant as it reminded us that we are to be “bright lights” in a world that is surrounded by darkness. WAKE UP THE WORLD! To see more pictures visit
Days with Religious
In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of
Consecrated Life be celebrated throughout the world
beginning on the First Sunday of Advent, November
30, 2014. To celebrate there will be three events
throughout the year to share the joy of religious
February 8, 2015
Open House Day.
All are welcome to take a tour of a convent and
learn about vocations from the Religious Sisters
~ Days of Service alongside your Brothers and
Sisters. Service day dates and activities will be
announced locally. Stay tuned!
September 13, 2015
~ Day of Prayer. All are welcome to public prayer
hosted at local convents.