consecrated virgins


#1

ive read this is for women. iwas wondering if theres like a counterpart for men. ?
since mostly some women saints are titled as virgins, but men aren’t, at least from what i see.
:confused:


#2

Priests, perhaps?

I know, its not quite the same thing, although it does offer a bit of balance.


#3

Deacons basically agree to a vow of chastity unless they are married. If they are married, they agree that if their wife passes before them they will be chaste the rest of their lives.


#4

The priesthood, the Diaconate.

Although, if you are reffering to a celibate male vocation that does not necessarily fall into the Sacrament of Holy Orders, there are many religious orders that a man can join as a brother or a clerical oblate, but is not a priest. It depends on what kind of life is desired- contemplative, active, ect.?


#5

They could also be hermits, with or without any kind of formal canonical recognition. Or at least I would like to think so.


#6

Yes, that last post is true…Hidden lives…


#7

Yes! they are called monks, or brothers.


#8

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