The Archbishop of Ottawa will receive and bless three local women as Consecrated Virgins Living in the World on July 6.
The ancient practice of consecrating a virgin was revived in 1970 after the Second Vatican Council.
According to canon law, the order of virgins is similar to other forms of consecrated life, though they live and work in the secular community. They must never have married or lived in any open violation of chastity, and must show the character and prudence necessary to dedicate themselves to a chaste life in service of the Church.
After “expressing the holy resolution of following Christ