Category Archives: Consecrated Life

Will You Take the Next Step?

by Therese Ivers, JCL An individual who had heard me introduce myself to a group as a consecrated virgin spoke with me at a table. He asked me whether I was thinking of “taking the next step”. Startled, I asked … Continue reading

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St. Teresa of the Andes & Chapel Rats

by Therese Ivers, JCL One day, as I was helping out a friend in the sacristy, she mentioned something about “the chapel rats”.  My friend was not referring to rats scurrying about – for as far as I know, there … Continue reading

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What’s So Important About Being Careful With Private Vows Or Promises?

by Therese Ivers, JCL In one of the states of the US that I grew up in, there is a convent.  In that convent are women dressed in habits.  They make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience… and they live … Continue reading

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