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ORDO VIRGINUM - The Restoration Of The Ancient Order Of Virgins In The Catholic Church - Volume One

An Introduction to The Vocation of Consecrated Virginity Lived in the World…

A valuable resource for those discerning a call to consecrated virginity as well as for the Bishops, pastors, diocesan personnel overseeing consecrated life, spiritual directors and others who guide those discerning the vocation.

This volume provides a basic understanding of the distinct call to a life of consecrated virginity for a woman living in the world. Within the volume, the reader finds:

• A graphic and textual presentation on the distinct form of consecrated virginity in relation to other vocations in the Catholic Church

• An address given by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke clearly demonstrating what the Church herself believes about consecrated virginity by observing how She prays in the Rite of Consecration of Virgins

• A refection on the spirituality of the consecrated virgin as expressed in the Rite

• An historical overview of the Order of Virgins, the first form of consecrated life in the Church, and its restoration after the Second Vatican Council

• A discussion of the essential characteristics of the vocation as virginal, feminine and spousal

• A witness to a lifelong commitment to spousal mysticism in relation to the Divine Bridegroom