Tag Archives: Secular Institute

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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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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