Posts Tagged ‘Consecrated virgins’

Consecrated Virgins shocked: Vatican rules suggest they needn’t be virgins. Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018

The US Association of Consecrated Virgins has said it is “deeply disappointed” at new Vatican rules. These rules appear to say consecrated virgins need not be virgins. Section 88 states: “Thus to have kept her body in perfect continence or to have practiced the virtue of chastity in an exemplary way, while of great importance Read more

Guidelines published for the Rite of Consecrated Virginity Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

The Rite of Consecrated Virginity has been given published instructions by the Vatican, 50 years after Pope Paul VI revived the ancient Order of Virgins. The instructions (Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago) include rules concerning consecrated virgins’ state of life, the rite’s discipline and the responsibilities of diocesan bishops toward the vocation of consecrated virgins. The instructions Read more