Woman becomes consecrated virgin

(Photo Special to The Record)

(Photo Special to The Record)

Valerie Wilson walked down the aisle of St. Martin of Tours Church, 639 S. Shelby St., June 4 during a service where she received the Rite of Consecration of a Virgin Living in the World.

The consecration of a virgin is an ancient rite in the Catholic Church in which a woman commits to living a life of “perpetual virginity” and is “set aside as a sacred person who belongs only to Christ.” Prayer and service to the church are cornerstones of this vocation.


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