A watershed moment in the Church and in religious life

Patricia Rumsey
Pope Francis has announced that 2015 will be the Year of Consecrated Life. A special Mass for the gift of consecrated life was celebrated on 1 February 2014 at Westminster Cathedral. Sister Francisca Rumsey, prioress of the Poor Clare monastery in Hertfordshire, gave the opening address which we offer here.

Sisters and brothers in Christ, may the Lord give you peace:

Today?s feast marks a watershed: it looks back to the scriptures of the first Christians, the books of Exodus and Leviticus recalling the importance of the observance of the law ? five times in seventeen verses Luke mentions ?the law of the Lord? -

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