Pope Says This Friday Is Day to Thank God for Cloistered Religious

“On Friday, November 21, liturgical memoria of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we will celebrate the Day Pro Orantibus, dedicated to cloistered religious communities. It is an opportune occasion to thank the Lord for the gift of so many persons that, in monasteries and hermitages, dedicate themselves to God in prayer and in onerous silence, acknowledging in Him that primacy that belongs only to Him. We thank the Lord for the testimonies of cloistered life; may we not fail to give them our spiritual and material support, to carry out out such an important mission”

-Pope Francis