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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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The goal behind all that practice is to reach a trance state that allows a dervish - generally a member of a Muslim religious group who often takes vows of poverty and chastity - to feel released from her body and thus able to conquer dizziness.
He wore ordinary clothes instead of the all-white habit of the Premonstratensian Order of White Canons, which is based in Sussex and takes vows of celibacy, obedience and poverty.
Although Bishop Devine takes a surprisingly relaxed view of sexuality, a priest takes vows of chastity.
A Church which takes vows made before God as binding.
A consecrated virgin is a woman who takes vows of chastity under the direction of a bishop but does not join a religious order.