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Ms Hayes, 41, is a consecrated virgin - a vocation taken by women within the She is one of "brides of Christ" in the US, according to the.

In the Catholic Church, a consecrated virgin, either male or female, has been consecrated by The Christian concept has a precedent in the Vestal Virgins of ancient Roman religion. In 2 Corinthians , Paul alludes to the metaphor of the Church as Bride of Christ by addressing the congregation "I have espoused you.

Christian women who have pledged lifelong virginity as “brides of Christ” have expressed shock at a Vatican document that suggests literal.