take vows

take vows

To commit oneself to a religious order. Yes, I am taking vows and devoting my life to God. My brother has taken vows and joined the priesthood.
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After Ursula had served as a slave in Santa Clara, one of the largest colonial convents, a nun purchased her freedom, which allowed the Afro-Peruvian woman, while working as a cook, nurse, messenger, and laborer, to take vows.
In the West there developed about the year 400 an effort to get priests to separate from their wives and take vows of celibacy.
They don't have to take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
But it wasn't until Elke Gonzalez heard her sister Rosanna take vows that she understood the lifelong commitment the words represent for the nuns and their families.
And one concrete way in which that might happen is to invite people to take vows.