The Vocation of Consecrated Virginity...Do you want to know more?
Join us for a monthly Virtual Discernment Group for this vocation: Jan 19th, Feb 16th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, 2023. Our discussion will be based on the study of Christ and His Consecrated Virgins: The marriage of the Lamb.
Pope Francis' Address to Consecrated Virgins on this year's 50th anniversary of the Rite of Consecration restored.
Canon 604 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law states:
§1. Similar to these forms of consecrated life is the order of virgins who, expressing the holy resolution of following Christ more closely, are consecrated to God by the diocesan Bishop according to the approved liturgical rite, are mystically betrothed to Christ, the Son of God, and are dedicated to the service of the Church.
§2. In order to observe their own resolution more faithfully and to perform by mutual assistance service to the Church in harmony with their proper state, virgins can be associated together.
Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity for Women Living in the World (This is the Liturgy for this vocation)
"Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago" Instruction on the Ordo Virginum
United States Association of Consecrated Virgins
A Few Articles on this Vocation:
Diocese of Sioux City: Article on Consecrated Virginity
Catholic News Agency: The Little known vocation of Consecrated Virginity
Good Housekeeping: I'm Happily Married to God- As a Consecrated Virgin
Pictures of a Consecration to a Life of Virginity for Women Living in the World
Book by Sr Mary Jane Klimisch O.S.B.
A video of the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity for Women Living in the World