Welcome to the website of the United States
Association of Consecrated Virgins (USACV)

A voluntary association of consecrated virgins living in the world.  The purpose of the USACV is to provide support to its members in the faithful living out of their vocation to consecrated virginity and "…to assist one another in service to the Church as befits their state" (Canon 604, Code of Canon Law).   The USACV website is designed both to serve our members and to provide information about the vocation of consecrated virginity lived in the world.

The Most Blessed Virgin Mary is our primary patroness, and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin, the first native American to be canonized, is also a patroness of the USACV.  We hope you will enjoy browsing the pages of this website to learn more about the ancient vocation of consecrated virginity, newly restored in the Church in 1970 for women living in the world.
 

The February 2, 2023 issue of The Lamp is now available.

  The 2023 Information Conference on the Ordo Virginum:
  Registration is open for the March 10–12, 2023 Virtual Information Conference!
 

The USACV-IRC is pleased to announce the 2023 Virtual Information Conference on the Ordo Virginum, Friday to Sunday, March 10-12, 2023, from 1:00 -6:00pm ET each day.  The conference includes prayer together, personal testimonials from consecrated virgins, and times for questions and answers in addition to core presentations on the life of consecrated virginity.

For more information, and to register, click here.

As hostess of this event, I encourage anyone with a serious interest in finding out more about the vocation of consecrated virginity lived in saeculo, or who is pursuing the consecration as an applicant or candidate, to attend this conference. Also invited are diocesan delegates for consecrated life or other diocesan personnel involved in the preparation of virgins for consecration. — message from Mary Kay Lacke, consecrated virgin.

     We are currently accepting 2023 Membership Registration!

                                  

         

 The 2022 United States Convocation of Consecrated Virgins:

Consecrated virgins were blessed to gather in person for the 2022 Convocation. 

You can read more about the convocation in the September 8 issue of the Lamp, pages 18 - 20. To enjoy some of the photographs, click here.

 

 

                                                           

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  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the revised Rite of Consecration of Virgins.

  Pope Francis message to consecrated virgins, May 31, 2020: click here

  Letter from the Cardinal Braz de Aviz, Prefect of CICLSAL: click here

  Message from Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke to consecrated virgins, May 31, 2020: click here

  Prayer Vigil for May 31, 2020 in English: click here

        The International Meeting of the Ordo Virginum in Rome has been postponed:

      To see the Vatican announcementClick here     

Regina caeli VIRTUAL CHOIR of Consecrated Virgins and Candidates

Coro Virual de Vírgenes Consagradas y Candidatas

Virtueller Chor der geweihten Jungfrauen und Kandidatinnen

Choeur Virtuel des Vierges Consacrées et Candidates

Coro Virtuale delle Vergine Consacrate e Candidate

Coro Virtual de Virgens Consagradas e Candidatas

Here is the link to the virtual choir: https://bit.ly/ReginaCaeli

Thank you to everyone who participated!  

    

For a list of recordings that are available from the 2022 Information Conference, and how to obtain a link to these recordings, please visit the 'video' section of our online store.  Click here to start shopping! 

Order form for the 2022 Informational Conference recording is now available!  Click here

Order form for the 2022 Convocation recording is now available!  Click here

All previous years of the Convocation recordings are available in our 'audio' section of the store.  

Our products can be purchased online!

Please visit our online store.  Click here to start shopping!               
  
Join us in praying for Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for February:
 
For parishes
We pray that parishes, placing communion at the center, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.

       

            If you would like to make a donation to the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins, Click Here.

          All donattions are tax deductable as permitted by law; The USACV-IRC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Tax Code