Today I pray especially for all consecrated persons – all those who through their religious lives have taken on the form of the rule, marked by the charism of their founder. Thank you for your faithfulness and helping us to see that this life is not all there is, that we are called to union with God – which begins in this world but finds its fulfillment in the next. To achieve this the essential rule remains the Gospel, yet the Holy Spirit, in his infinite creativity, also gives it expression in the various rules of the consecrated life which are born of the sequela Christi, to be filled with the Holy Spirit and live out our particular charisms in service.
I will offer my Mass for all the many religious here in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore.
May God continue to bless you abundantly.