Feel the calling of the order of virgins but dont meet the requirements?


#1

Im someone who feels the call to be espoused to Christ but I dont meet the criteria for the order of the virgins. Anyone else feel a similar call? Do you want to meet and share that call with others. Ive just created a facebook group Espoused to Christ a Catholic Calling. If anyone wants to join me and help this to get going come along! :wink:


#2

I have made a private vows of virginity but do not qualify for the order of virgins in the US. I don’t have a spousal spirituality yet though.


#3

I looked for it - couldn’t find it.


#4

Heres the link if anyone cant find it

https://www.facebook.com/groups/281449849106817/


#5

Could you be more specific about what you have in mind - community - social - secular - Religious Association - a new foundation? Inquiring minds want to know. PAX


#6

I am just looking for others like me that feel a spousal call to Christ


#7

Yes, I understand that but you need some kind of framework or even a loose direction. You know you don’t need to be a virgin to be a Religious but to be chaste and remain so upon entry. And the age of 40 is no longer the absolute cut off for entry. Peace


#8

Ya actually ive just discovered religious institutes and am trying to discern about if i should join one. I hear that some of them their charism is to be espoused to Christ. So its very exciting


#9

This – A New Institute

Blessings,
Mrs Cloisters OP
Lay Dominican
http://cloisters.tripod.com/
http://cloisters.tripod.com/charity/
http://cloisters.tripod.com/holyangels/id9.html/


#10

A lot of “charismatic” communities have consecrated singles, too.


#11

cloisters, what did you mean to tell me? btw, I found the Company of Ursula an institute of women who feel called to be espoused to Christ. Its all very exciting to me. I am definitely sensing a call to consecration.


#12

I have to discern between private vow of celibacy or going into an institute where i make the 3 vows so many decisions


#13

Were you asking this pursuant to the off-loop conversation we were having?


#14

I dont know what you mean?


#15

You’d been leaning towards founding a new secular institute, as attested in the thread titled “A New Institute”. I was going to assist you with it, since I have practical experience with doing so. Is that still the case?


#16

I was just saying wouldnt it be nice if there was an institute that fit my charism. But after talking to a lady from the institute of Ursula she said there main charism is to be espoused to Christ. I didnt know that existed. I started the facebook page just to chat with others who felt a similar calling and maybe we could discern together. Sorry if I confused anyone. I don’t think I would be a good leader of an institute as I am not that organized and wouldnt know what to do.


#17

She also told me i have the option of a private vow, but i dont know what that entails and if it makes one consecrated or not.


#18

My organization also sponsors two Yahoo groups – one public and one private - for founders. We also have a letter of kinship secular institute. They took their charism from one of our ideas for a religious community. I’m sure they’d all be happy to assist you.

If you’re desirous of consecration, and considering what you’ve told me in PMs, I’d recommend a secular institute.


#19

I wouldn’t go into a private vow without a spiritual director. It entails celibacy of body, mind, and soul. It’s not a consecration, per se.


#20

Here’s a link to the US Association of Secular Institutes:

https://secularinstitutes.org

They have a list so you can learn more about the vocation.


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