Category Archives: monks

Isolation, Sunday Rest, and Hermits

Join the forum discussion on this postby Mother Therese Ivers, JCD(cand), OCV, DHS One of the deacons I am friends with has spoken about his visits to impoverished housebound people and assistance both spiritual and temporal given to them. Our … Continue reading

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Discerning to Death; Tapering One’s Discernment Towards Its Conclusion

by Therese Ivers, JCL Way back in September, I was asked to help with an upcoming retreat for women discerning their vocations and who feel like they’re beating their heads on the wall “discerning to death”.  This topic really resonated … Continue reading

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