It is recommended that those virgins discerning a vocation to consecrated virginity lived in the world, those who have been accepted as candidates for the consecration, and newly consecrated virgins, attend an informational conference sponsored by the USACV. Therefore the virgin presenting herself for Consecration must be mature and ready to embrace the vocation for a lifetime. It is recommended that those virgins discerning a vocation to consecrated virginity lived in the world, those who have been accepted as candidates for the consecration, and newly consecrated virgins, attend an informational conference sponsored by the USACV. Being a consecrated virgin is about being fully in the world, which means I follow the Lord where he’s leading me. After careful discernment with her pastor and a spiritual director, a virgin who wishes to pursue a possible vocation to consecrated virginity lived in the world should contact her Bishop. ‘We knew and feared the Italians would have the only significant input’ The consecrated virgin in a particular way images the Church as virgin-bride of Christ, and, because of this, it is assumed that a woman who aspires to Consecration has been living tranquilly a private resolve of perpetual virginity for the sake of Jesus Christ for several years. In cases in which the loss of physical virginity was not intended by the woman, for example in case of rape or involuntary incest, she remains eligible for the consecration of virgins. A voluntary association of consecrated virgins living in the world. 33144. For a religious sister, where he leads her is structure and community. "I felt I was receiving something. Box 442170 Miami, FL. Box 442170 Miami, FL. As a definitive act on the part of the Church, it constitutes an individual in a particular state of holiness. 33144, | fax: 253-270-5507 | P.O. Some dioceses in the United States have adopted the "Preparation Process" published by the USACV in 2000. info@consecratedvirgins.org | fax: 253-270-5507 | P.O. There’s time for prayer, time for study. It is understood that a woman aspiring to the Consecration of a Virgin is able to support herself by work or pension or independent means and has provided financially for her medical care. The life of a consecrated virgin may seem sacrificial, but Bailey insisted that it never felt that she was giving anything up. A woman who has engaged in sexual relations before Baptism, or a woman whose marriage has been annulled, is not eligible to receive the consecration of virgins. [It is important to note that women who may not have the gift of physical virginity to offer to Christ may still make some form of personal consecration to Christ or pursue another form of Consecrated Life, such as being a member of a religious institute or a secular institute, or living an eremetical life.] The document is accessible below, but a candidate is advised to use its contents only at the direction of her Bishop or Bishop's delegate. The Church has never stated an upper age limit. Her day is protected and structured. Chastity is one of the Seven Virtues in Christian tradition, listed by Gregory the Great at the end of the 6th century. 3. that they be admitted to this Consecration by the Bishop who is the local Ordinary. 33144, The Rite: Decree, May 31, 1970 Praenotanda Rite of Consecration, DVD: Consecrated Virgins in Today's Church, Convocations and Informational Conference Recordings. 33144, | fax: 253-270-5507 | P.O. She has tranquilly lived a private promise of perpetual virginity for some years before seeking the Consecration of a Virgin. The purpose of the USACV is to provide support to its members in the faithful living out of their vocation to consecrated virginity and "…to assist one another in service to the Church …