Category Archives: Celibacy

Public, Semi-Public, and Private Vows and Promises

By Therese Ivers One of the most frequent topics people discerning their vocation have several questions about is on vows and promises. As most people enter their vocation by means of a vow or vows, this topic is of great … Continue reading

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Consecrated Virgins Part I

alt=”Mystical Betrothal of St. Catherine of Sienna” width=”279″ height=”223″ /> by Therese Ivers, JCL Eleven votes have been cast in favor of having this month’s theme be consecrated virginity.  As I sat down to begin writing this article, one of … Continue reading

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International Congress Pilgrimage of Virgins Rome 2008 Part II

Today, the schedule for the congress was quite busy. The day was kicked off with a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica celebrated by Cardinal Rode, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Concelebrating … 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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