A collective 6,780 years of service to God was celebrated on Saturday, May 7, as women and men religious from the Diocese of Brooklyn gathered at Immaculate Conception Center for their Jubilee Mass.
When we think of consecrated life, most of us think of the familiar and traditional forms of religious life: sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. The presence and influence of these religious may be the reason that many of us are practicing our faith in the Church today.
Pope Francis has called on the world’s bishops to gather in Rome for a synod, but long before the clergymen board their flights to the Eternal City, a great deal of preparation will take place — right down to the diocesan level.
Determined to find a way to celebrate the jubilarians among the sisters and brothers in the Diocese of Brooklyn in the era of COVID-19, officials got creative and received a helping hand from technology to mark the milestone.