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Discerning to Death; Tapering One’s Discernment Towards Its Conclusion

by Therese Ivers, JCL Way back in September, I was asked to help with an upcoming retreat for women discerning their vocations and who feel like they’re beating their heads on the wall “discerning to death”.  This topic really resonated … 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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