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Taryn Watkins is consecrated to Christ in the Order of Virgins at cathedral rite

Kneeling before Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Taryn Watkins states her intention to follow Christ "in a life of perfect chastity." With them are priests who played a role in her discernment and formation as a consecrated virgin. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Declaring her resolve “to follow Christ in a life of perfect chastity,” Taryn Watkins was consecrated to the Order of Virgins by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, on Dec. 8. The ritual took place during the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The bishop said that with her consecration, Watkins would be […]

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St. Philomena teacher to be consecrated to Order of Virgins at cathedral Dec. 8

The symbols of a vocation to consecrated virginity include a wedding veil and ring, to signify the spousal relationship between the consecrated virgin and the Lord, and the Liturgy of the Hours so that she can enter in the prayer of the church. (Provided photo by Taryn Watkins)

Taryn Watkins can’t wait to share what God has been doing in her life. She will do that on Sunday, Dec. 8, when she is consecrated to the Order of Virgins by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. The ritual will take place during the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. “The process […]

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