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The profession of her final vows is a sister's public and ceremonial commitment to live as a Benedictine Sister of Chicago. It represents her decision to dedicate her life to God in this community.
Unlike many apostolic communities, Benedictines do not take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Rather, in accordance with the tradition of the Rule, Benedictine women take vows of stability, fidelity to the monastic life, and obedience. These vows bind a sister to this community and allow her to become more fully herself as she follows the call of God in her life.
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When she is to be received, she comes before the whole community in the oratory and promises stability, fidelity to monastic life, and obedience.
-Rule of Benedict, Chapter 58
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