Monthly Archives: March 2008

Holy Thursday Chrism Mass With Pope Benedict XVI, March 20, 2008

by Therese Ivers border=”4″ height=”275″ hspace=”5″ vspace=”5″ width=”234″ /> This year I decided to be present at a Mass that happens once a year in the cathedrals of the dioceses around the world because of its significance for vocations. The … Continue reading

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Vocation to the Permanent Diaconate

by Therese Ivers The permanent diaconate was recently revived after centuries of disuse in the Catholic Church.  Those who are called to be permanent deacons have a somewhat unique vocation.   A permanent deacon may be either single or married.  He, … Continue reading

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The Vocation To A Secular Institute

by Therese Ivers The first secular institute with whom I came in contact were the Father Kolbe Missionaries. Not many people respond to a call to a vocation to a secular institute and in part, I believe it is because … Continue reading

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The Consecrated Diocesan Hermit

by Therese Ivers A consecrated hermit is an individual who has made public vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the hands of his bishop and lives them according to a rule of life approved by that bishop. The “diocesan … Continue reading

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