contains the information needed to gain a basic understanding of the history, theology, and witness of the vocation of Consecrated Virginity Lived in the World. It is an excellent resource for those discerning a call to any form of consecrated life as well as for the bishops, pastors, vocation directors, parents, and others who guide them. Consecrated Virgins in Today’s Church provides:
- a visual introduction to the ancient Order of Virgins, restored in 1970 as a distinct form of consecrated life for women in the Roman Catholic Church;
- interviews with Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Episcopal Moderator of the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins, about the consecration and its relationship to both marriage and the priesthood;
- comments by Bishop Carl F. Mengeling, Diocese of Lansing, about the local Bishop's relationship to consecrated virgins in his diocese;
- insight into the personal experience of 21st century consecrated virgins, showing who they are and how they live, pray, and serve;
- sixteen-page discernment guide, with list of additional resources.