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Public, Semi-Public, and Private Vows and Promises

By Therese Ivers One of the most frequent topics people discerning their vocation have several questions about is on vows and promises. As most people enter their vocation by means of a vow or vows, this topic is of great … 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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Private Vows Of Poverty, Chastity, And Obedience

by Therese Ivers For centuries people have been embracing the evangelical counsels and binding themselves to observe them by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.  The most common example we have of persons making these vows are the men … Continue reading

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Three Characteristics of Religious Institutes

What makes monks, nuns, sisters and brothers religious? There are three elements of their lives which make their form of life a distinct one in consecrated life. The three elements are the profession of the evangelical counsels, separation from the … Continue reading

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