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Mike P. wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • What vows do Carmelites take?

I know that there are nuns, monks, priests, and lay people who are Carmelites.
I thought you might you know the main focus of their vows.

I am very interested in this religious order.


  { What vows do Carmelites take and what is the main focus of their vows? }

Mary Ann replied:

Mike —

Like members of any religious order of monks or nun, they take vows of:

  1. poverty
  2. chastity, and
  3. obedience.

Their distinction is not any special vow but rather a call to a certain charism and a way of spirituality. Here is a website that gives you more insight into the order:

Mary Ann

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