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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.

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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.

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OUR STORIES

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.

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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Call to an undivided heart

An SCL Member

When I first approached making this vow, I saw it as a case of giving up certain ‘rights.’ I give up marriage, a significant other, children…

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Never forget the individuals that played a part in your journey

Sr. Theresa Mary’s

My first vow at Candlemas on the 2 Feb 2011 was a very uplifting and moving service for me. The fact that my vows were made within the context…

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