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    Letter of His Eminence Leonardo Cardinal Sandri on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life


    Letter of His Eminence Leonardo Cardinal Sandri on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life- The Congregation for the Eastern Churches Prot. no. 261/2014 LETTER OF CARDINAL LEONARDO SANDRI, PREFECT OF THE CONGREGATION FOR THE EASTERN CHURCHES ON THE OCCASION OF THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE The consecrated life in the Catholic Oriental Churches has developed and manifested in different forms, in such a manner that the consecrated people are very much present in all the activities of the Church and with their profound zeal, have dedicated fully to their mission in the Church. In the Oriental Churches, thousands of religious men and women are actualizing their vocation in conformation with Christ, sharing every day with the faithful in their happiness, trials and tribulations, in the pilgrimage to the Kingdom of God. Those who follow the traditional monastic life, and those who are practicing any other form of consecrated life, which flowers in the Oriental Churches, play an important role today: they are called to bear authentic testimony of Christ not only in the