Category Archives: Separation from the world

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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On Hermits and Virgins

                                                                                                                                                  by Therese Ivers, JCL About fifteen years ago, while in the midst of my vocational discernment, I found an article on consecrated virgins.  The author described consecrated virgins as women who made public vows in the hands of the … 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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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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College Education Part I- Should Cloistered Nuns Have A College Education?

by Therese Ivers Frances was a very bright AP high school  student. During her senior year, Frances discovered the Lord and felt a very strong call to live her life in the cloister. After looking around at various convents, she … Continue reading

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