This program 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. This program provides: a) 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; b) interviews with Archbishop Raymond L. Burked, Episcopal Moderator of the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins about the consecration and its relationship to both marriage and priesthood; c) comments by Bishop Carl F. Mengeling, Diocese of Lansing, about the local bishop's relationship to consecrated virgins in his diocese; d) insight into the personal experience of 21st century consecrated virgins, showing who they are and how they live, pray, and serve; and e) sixteen-page discernment and guide, with list of additional resources.
Media ID: 61930
Publisher: United States Association of Consecrated Virgins
Level: A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult