Consecrated Virginity

The Vocation of Consecrated Virginity...Do you want to know more?

The Brideship Retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center, Main Street, DeWitt Michigan - December 29-31, 2023

This retreat is designed for women in discernment of the vocation of Consecrated Virginity. The weekend will include daily Mass, prayer, fellowship with other discerners and some Consecrated Virgins, and conferences based on various aspects being and living as brides of Christ in the world. Discussion groups will be part of the sessions. Mass will be offered at the retreat center on both Friday and Saturday. Sunday Mass will be at St. Jude church in walking distance from the retreat center.

​Cost: $200 for the weekend, including lodging, meals, and materials. A $25 deposit with registration will hold your place at the retreat, the balance of $175 is due at check-in.

​Accommodations: Private room with a shared bathroom

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Monthly Zoom meetings for Discerners of Consecrated Virginity, every Third Thursday of each Month

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Pope Francis' Address to Consecrated Virgins on this year's 50th anniversary of the Rite of Consecration restored.

Canon 604 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law states:

§1. Similar to these forms of consecrated life is the order of virgins who, expressing the holy resolution of following Christ more closely, are consecrated to God by the diocesan Bishop according to the approved liturgical rite, are mystically betrothed to Christ, the Son of God, and are dedicated to the service of the Church.

§2. In order to observe their own resolution more faithfully and to perform by mutual assistance service to the Church in harmony with their proper state, virgins can be associated together.

Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity for Women Living in the World (This is the Liturgy for this vocation)


"Ecclesiae Sponsae ImagoInstruction on the Ordo Virginum 

United States Association of Consecrated Virgins 


A Few Articles on this Vocation:

Diocese of Sioux City: Article on Consecrated Virginity

Catholic News Agency: The Little known vocation of Consecrated Virginity

Good Housekeeping:  I'm Happily Married to God- As a Consecrated Virgin

Pictures of a Consecration to a Life of Virginity for Women Living in the World

Book by Sr Mary Jane Klimisch O.S.B.


A video of the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity for Women Living in the World