Consecrated

This body of work documents the daily life of the consecrated members of the community, revealing an intimate perspective on the consecrated life in its radical commitment for love of Christ, the Church and the service of the people. My first contact with the Community occurred in Brazil while working on assignment for the development of the project “Tocantins – Hope and Dreams”.

On November 29, 2013, the Catholic Church announced that the year 2015 would be dedicated to the consecrated life. The relevance of this celebration is owed to the fact that the consecrated life takes place in the heart of the Catholic Church as a decisive element for the mission. It is the most intimate expression of the Christian vocation, in which the consecrated are called to take, on the radicalism of their being, the same requirement that is made to all the Disciples of Christ.

The term "Consecrated life" refers to a common ecclesial horizon that unites, in a complementary way, charisms and institutions: religious orders and institutes dedicated to contemplation or to apostolic works; Societies of Apostolic Life; secular institutes and other established groups; new, or renewed, forms of consecrated life; all those who hand their lives to God with a special consecration.

The Community Seeds of the Word was founded on July 16, 2004. The Community gathers members of different states of life (single, consecrated, couples, families and priests) who hand their life to the service of the mission and life of the world. Being a contemplative and missionary community, the day-to-day life of its members is dedicated to personal prayer, the daily offices, the daily Eucharist and the mission.