Dedicated to Christ

by Fr. Jeff

Today, I was privileged to take part in an incredible celebration. A dear friend of mine gave her life to Christ and was consecrated as a virgin living in the world.

Listening to the prayers, I was moved to the core.

There is much that can be said, and much time is needed to reflect properly. Perhaps the entire ceremony can be summed up in a few short words:

Christ gave his life for her; she gave her life to Christ.

As a priest, standing on the altar, it was a chance for me to reflect and renew on my own promise of celibacy. It was a joy to celebrate with the entire Church. Together, we are all

dedicated to Christ.

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I suggest taking time to pray with the rite. It’s incredibly beautiful and moving: Consecration to a Life of Virginity for Women Living in the World.