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Sister M Madeleine kneels before our Provincial Superior, Sr M Angela, and professes to live in obedience, poverty and chastity for three years: “Trusting in the grace the Lord has given me . . .“

The gray habit of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit represents the call the penance. The cord they wear around their waists has three knots that represent the three vows they took: poverty, chastity and obedience. The red rosary represents the color of their community's patron — the Holy Spirit. (Billy Hardiman/CATHOLIC SUN)

Life is a Casting Off

What is it in me that likes the difficult sayings of Jesus more than the easy sayings? Everybody loves Jesus who says, "Let the little children come to me" and "Neither do I [...]

Black Franciscan habit. The three knots in the belt remind the wearer of the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Novitiate: Two years of further training for the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and in all other aspects that pertain to the living of our vocation.

The friary became known as ‘The Black Abbey’ as the monks wore long black habits with hoods. The Augustinian friars lived under strict rules of poverty, chastity and obedience- Adare, Co. Limerick.

Franciscan "Poor Clare" nuns (cloistered), Founded by St.Francis & St Clare of Assisi, Italy in 1212 AD

21 Vintage Photos Of Nuns Letting Their Habits Down

Nuns live under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience so it’s not uncommon…

Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Twelve postulants recently received the holy habit of St. Dominic and their new religious names. Please pray for these Sisters as they begin their canonical novitiate year. During this year, they will study the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the religious life, the Rule of St. Augustine, and the Constitutions of the Congregation.