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Will You Take the Next Step?

by Therese Ivers, JCL An individual who had heard me introduce myself to a group as a consecrated virgin spoke with me at a table. He asked me whether I was thinking of “taking the next step”. Startled, I asked … 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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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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