Category Archives: Secular Institutes

Consecrated or Lay?

by Therese Ivers, JCL St. Therese of Lisieux is my patron saint.  I celebrate her feast day as my name day every October 1st. The Little Flower has been an inspiration to me in many ways.  This devout, pious laywoman … Continue reading

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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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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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