Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ad Multos Annos!

Heartfelt congratulations to Emily Byers, who was solemnly consecrated to a life of virginity last month in the diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana on June 16, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Emily is now the youngest consecrated virgin in the United States. Please remember her especially in your prayers as she begins her consecrated life. (You might also head over to her blog, “By Love Alone,” to wish her well—and to ask her to post more pictures!)


Jane B said...

I thought one must have been discerning for a number of years, and lived in continence for a number of adult years. how can she tehrefore be consecrated at 16? she isnt even legal to have lived any otehr way??

Sponsa Christi said...

Jane B.,
Emily isn’t sixteen—I forget how old she is exactly, but I believe she’s around twenty-five or twenty-six. (But the date she was consecrated was June 16, so maybe that’s the cause for the confusion.)

Shana said...

Emily is 25.