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.

 Announcing the 2024 United States Convocation of Consecrated Virgins: 

The United States Association of Consecrated Virgins will sponsor a modified convocation of consecrated virgins July 17-21, 2024 in conjunction with serving at the National Eucharistic Congress (NEC) in Indianapolis (IN).  Consecrated virgins are participating in areas of the Eucharistic Revival in their own dioceses and parishes, and by participating together at the Congress in July, we give expression to the consecrated virgin's innate love for her Eucharistic Spouse.  Consecrated virgins and candidates for consecration are welcome to join us.

For detailed 2024 Convocation information, click here

For the 2024 Convocation Program, click here

To register using a paper form, click here 

To register online (recommended) with your credit card, follow this link: Link


Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (DICLSAL) has addressed a letter to all consecrated persons in regard to a Jubilee of Consecrated Life to be held October 8-9, 2025. 

See DICLSAL letter here.

A group of consecrated virgins from France invite us to a Jubilate Pilgrimage-Retreat to Israel March 9 to 17, 2024.  You are invited if you can understand spoken French!  Here is a link to the program and invitation letter. See letter here.

More information can be found here: Israel Jubilee Pilgrimage (French)

New: Ordo Virginum Candidtate Discussion Group

Beginning in fall 2023, the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins has sponsored a quarterly opportunity for candidates for the Ordo virginum, who are referred by a diocesan representative, to participate in a virtual candidate discussion group on topics relevant to the vocation of consecrated virginity.

Click here for an announcement regarding the Ordo Virginum Virtual Candidate Discussion Group.  Registration information and online registration forms are available here: OV Candidate Discussion Group Registration.

Diocesan personnel responsible for discernment and formation for the vocation of consecrated virginity have frequently asked the USACV's assistance in working with aspirants and candidates.  The Ordo Virginum Candidate Discussion Group will be limited to those who are referred by their dioceses adn is intended for those who have already attended an Information Conference, sponsored by the USACV.  The discussion group offers a supplement, and not a substitute, for diocesan-based information.

Note: consecrated virgins are also welcome to participate!

Questions?  Please contact info@consecratedvirgins.org 


      We are currently accepting 2024 Membership Registration!



   The February 22, 2024 issue of The Lamp is now available.


  The 2023 Information Conference on the Ordo Virginum was held March 10-12, 2023

The conference was well attended and appreciated by attendees who heard core presentations on the life of consecrated virginity, participated in times of Q&A, heard personal testimonials from consecrated virgins, and enjoyed times of prayer together.  Stay tuned - recordings will be available soon.



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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 April:
For the role of women:
We pray that the dignity and immense value of women be recognized in every culture, and for the end of discrimination that they experience in different parts of the world.

         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