The Vows

"Our commitment to the evangelical counsels frees us to give ourselves totally for the Kingdom of God."

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Poverty

"St. Francis lived poverty in an undivided union with Jesus Christ, who emptied Himself and became man for us. St. Francis regarded everything as gift; therefore, he lived with joy and thankfulness a life of detachment and inner freedom."

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"Mother Maria Theresia also treasured a life of poverty as a total surrender to Divine Providence, according to her motto: 'He leads, I follow."

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Obedience

" Through the vow of obedience we follow closely our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life to fulfill the will of the Father."

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Chastity

"For St. Francis, the gift of chastity was intimately related to poverty, which made him interiorly free and open to God and others. For us, as for St. Francis, a life of celibate chastity for the Kingdom of God is not primarily a renunciation but a gift that leads to inner freedom."

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"Our vow of consecrated chastity is a sign of the world to come and a source of fulfillment of the human heart."

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