Living as Religious Sisters means living a vowed life. We take four vows; the three vows that most religious orders take, chastity, poverty and obedience, and a fourth vow that is specific to our congregation, service of the poor.
Service of the Poor
Our vow, Service of the Poor, expresses the character of our Congregation and so is at the heart of our lives as Sisters of Charity. We work with and on behalf of those most in need in our society today.
Chastity means being set free to love many rather than one. It is about a choice not to marry while acknowledging the need to love and be loved. We choose that the deepest of all our relationships will be with Christ.
Poverty means developing a healthy practice of using the word 'enough', to live simply, to be satisfied with what we have and to share with others.
Obedience is about trying to follow God’s desire for me, it is about listening, understanding and being willing to take risks and to be available to go where the need is greatest – accepting changes and challenges. This is not always easy as you can imagine.
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