The Vows

The Vow of Chastity

Celibate Chastity (the state of being unmarried or not in a sexual relationship) makes sense only when it is grounded in the spiritual life and expressed as a gift to God through the Church and to the world. Only when our life of faith and relationship with Jesus is at the center of who we are as Brothers, can celibate chastity make any sense.

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by Michael Mirabella

The Vow of Poverty

The vow of poverty is not about living in a state of poverty. It’s about making a choice as Brothers not to clutter our lives with material things. Material possessions are good in themselves, however they can stifle the freedom required to make a radical response to the Gospel and be available as disciples of Jesus.

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by Michael Mirabella

The Vow of Obedience

As Brothers, our love for God and desire to listen attentively to where God is calling us involves listening and dialogue with our congregational leaders. Our saying “Yes” like Mary to becoming a Brother is an up-front choice and an act of obedience to freely put our lives and talents at the service of the Institute, going wherever we are sent.

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by Michael Mirabella