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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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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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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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