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Canadian consecrated virgins welcome Vatican directive

July 18, 2018 - News

Pope Francis delivers his message from the Apostolic palace during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on July 15, 2018. Rose Marie Fowler was in her 40s when she decided to live a life in the service of God, becoming what the Catholic Church calls a consecrated virgin. It was a deeply personal decision reached after years of contemplation, she says. Now 81, having kept her vow consistently, the Edmonton resident is welcoming a directive from the Vatican that states physical virginity is not a prerequisite to taking on the vocation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gregorio Borgia

Canadian consecrated virgins welcome Vatican directive on their order

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