Category Archives: contemplative

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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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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College Education Part I- Should Cloistered Nuns Have A College Education?

by Therese Ivers Frances was a very bright AP high school¬† student. During her senior year, Frances discovered the Lord and felt a very strong call to live her life in the cloister. After looking around at various convents, she … Continue reading

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Teleseminar Series: An Interview With Sr. Stephania Part I

Sr. Stephania of La Crosse, WI, graciously agreed to be interviewed on various vocations topics in a teleseminar interview with Therese Ivers. The first part of the interview is now available online in the members area of this website. If … Continue reading

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