Category Archives: Religious

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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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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Consecrated Virgins In Today’s World

by Therese Ivers Although I meant to discuss this vocation at a later date, I was contacted by certain individuals these past few days asking for further information and so it looks like it’s time to tackle this topic on … 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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