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The Single Consecrated Life is a covenant commitment whereby a person professes a vow of consecrated celibacy as a way of making a personal response to God’s call.

What is the Single Consecrated Life?

The vocation to live the single consecrated life is a person’s response to a call from God to live out their Christian life under the vow of consecrated celibacy. From Apostolic times, God has called people to consecrated celibacy.



The Single Consecrated Life journey

Celibacy is an invitation, a gift and a means of grace. Those who seek to make a vow of celibacy, usually through a bishop, do so in a way similar to that which others choose when they make a vow of marriage.



As we share our stories, our prayer is that you, will be blessed and come into a deeper understanding of what living the Single Consecrated life is all about.

A life offered up - taking oblate vows

Pat Blalock

What is an oblate?

I remember asking that question in 2018, sitting in Sue’s front room, clutching notebook and pen. I was visiting Sue…

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Unexpected paths

Diana Woodcock

My life has not gone quite as I thought it would! In 1969 I was clothed as a Novice in the Order of The Society of The Holy Trinity at Ascot.


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Reflections on the Carmelite Tradition

Sr Heidi SCL

My interest in the Carmelites began a long time ago, when reading “The Story of a Soul”, the autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux. Later…

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