"In every age there have been men and women who,
obedient to the Father's call and to the prompting of the Spirit, have chosen this special way of following Christ in order to devote themselves to Him with an 'undivided' heart.
Like the apostles, they too have left everything behind in order to be with Christ and to put themselves, as He did, at the service of God and their brothers and sisters. In this way, through the many charisms of spiritual and apostolic life bestowed on them by the Holy Spirit, they have helped to make the mystery and mission of the Church shine forth, and in doing so have contributed to the renewal of society."
VITA CONSECRATA: Apostolic Exhortation--Pope John Paul II
JOLIET DIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND JUBILEE
The Celebration of Religious Life & Jubilee will be held on October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center. A Jubilee Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis will serve as speaker for the event.