The Diocese of Rajshahi in Bangladesh marked "Consecrated Life Day" at the bishop’s residence in Omorpur on February 15.
The activity, which was participated by Religious priests, brothers, and nuns carried the theme "Joy and union in the consecrated life."
"Today we are very happy and thankful to God for calling us to serve the Church," said Bishop Gervas Rozario of Rajshahi in his message.
Consecrated Life Day was also observed in parishes in the diocese on February 2.
“This is the grace of God for our life," said the bishop.
Father Michael Corraya, convenor of the diocesan commission for clergy and religious, said, "If there is no union and fellowship in the consecrated life, then our life becomes worthless.”
“Therefore, it is through this union, joy and fellowship that our consecrated life should be shaped," added the priest.
“Happiness lies in the union,” said Jesuit Father Srejon in his sharing during the event. He said a “call to unity and reconciliation can be seen in the triune God."
The activity, which was initiated by the diocesan commission for the clergy and the religious, aims at promoting ongoing formation programs for priests and religious brothers and nuns, and to foster vocations.
Bishop Gervas Rozario expressed his thanks and appreciation to all the priests, religious brothers and nuns who work in the diocese for "relentlessly and joyfully serving God." - Nikhil Gomes
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