Category Archives: single life

Can Private Vows Be Received by a Priest or Bishop?

by Therese Ivers, JCL Vows can only be accepted by a person with the authority to accept. A single woman who meets all the requirements for marriage has the authority to accept the marriage vows of the man who wants … Continue reading

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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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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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Is There A Vocation To The Single Life?

by Therese Ivers We know that God has given each and every one of us a personal vocation, a unique path in this world. For many, the view that the “only” vocations in the Church are to marriage, the consecrated … Continue reading

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