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Those celebrating significant anniversaries of religious life renewed their vows.

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Consecrated Life Mass: Living ‘singleheartedly’ for Christ
April 19th, 2016

Celebrating the Mass of Consecrated Life on Good Shepherd Sunday is appropriate, said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in his homily for the April 17 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Those who have vowed religious life have dedicated themselves “singleheartedly” to the Lord, he said.

“They are the ones who can distinguish his voice from the many competing voices in this world,” the archbishop said, saying they are both shepherds leading the faithful and “the sheep who sort of hang out with the shepherd.”

“They know him and can follow his voice, therefore they can guide others,” Archbishop Cordileone said.

The Mass was attended by religious from a number of orders, and included celebrations of significant anniversaries from 25 to 75 years of religious life. Auxiliary Bishop William Justice also celebrated Mass as did several other priests.

From April 21, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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