The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) released a letter on January 18th, 2021 in honor of the upcoming World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2nd, 2021.

With this letter, we wish to lessen the physical distance imposed on us for so many months by the pandemic and express to each of you and to every community, our closeness as well as that of those working in this Dicastery. For months we have been following the news coming from the communities in various nations: they speak of bewilderment, the spread of infection, deaths, of human and economic difficulties, institutes that are decreasing in numbers, fears… but they also speak of a fidelity tested through suffering, courage, a serene witness even in the midst of pain or uncertainty, sharing every affliction and every wound, caring for and being close to the most needy, charity and service at the cost of one’s life.”

Read the whole letter here.