Category Archives: Vows

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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Can Bishops Change the Duties of Consecrated Virgins?

Join the forum discussion on this postby Therese Ivers, JCL, OCV A number of readers have asked whether a bishop can impose more duties on the Consecrated Virgin after her consecration. For example, let’s say that Janice was consecrated by … Continue reading

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A Glimpse Into One of the Rarest Vocations On Earth

by Therese Ivers, JCL, OCV Part I.  The Friars Vocation directors often find it quite challenging to find new members for their communities in this day and age.  When the pool of candidates for Friars is limited to a percentage … Continue reading

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