Female Religious

These are women who typically take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience within a religious community and who follow the charism (vision) of their founder. Nuns are cloistered, living a life of prayer within a monastery with limited, internal apostolates. Most Sisters are engaged in active ministry with the People of God. They can be parish administrators, missionaries, teachers, nurses, campus ministers, canon lawyers, retreat/spiritual directors and so forth. They are called upon for many tasks and positions within the Church forming the People of God.

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