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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It is a practice where women take vows as a commitment to a life of chastity and "give themselves fully to Christ".
Moreover, the members of Opus Dei do not take "religious vows." They do not take vows at all.
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. Van Deusen advances a thesis that while Ursula de Jesus expressed obedience to colonial racial hierarchies and sought to fit into the devotional models of her contemporary female visionaries, she criticized her society through the same acts.
In the West there developed about the year 400 an effort to get priests to separate from their wives and take vows of celibacy.
The Dominicans, founded in France in 1216, take vows of celibacy and poverty.
And one concrete way in which that might happen is to invite people to take vows.