Category Archives: Hermits

International Congress Pilgrimage of Consecrated Virgins Rome 2008 Day 1

Today was the first day of the International Congress Pilgrimage of the Consecrated Virgins held in Rome. After registration, almost 500 consecrated virgins from 52 countries gathered for Vespers and Mass celebrated by an Archbishop of France and half a … Continue reading

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The Consecrated Diocesan Hermit

by Therese Ivers A consecrated hermit is an individual who has made public vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the hands of his bishop and lives them according to a rule of life approved by that bishop. The “diocesan … 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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5 Mistakes To Avoid In Spiritual Direction For Those Discerning Their Vocation

by Therese Ivers 1st Mistake – Choosing A Director With A Strong Bias Towards A Particular Way Of Life Or Spirituality When Susie approaches her spiritual director who happens to be a Sister, she has the right to expect that … Continue reading

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