Poverty:

  • a radical way to challenge importance of material possessions
  • a commitment to share all things, materially and spiritually
  • live a life uncluttered by personal possession of material things

Chastity:

  • not a denial of my sexuality, but freely responding to the needs of the Church
  • freely renouncing the desires to share my life in intimacy with another while enjoying the fullness of relationship with freedom of God.

Obedience:

  • a respectful listening to discover what God wants
  • an active searching
  • not having my own way
  • to be open and available to go and
  • to respond to wherever the needs are.

The Vows

  • cooperation vs. competition
  • simplicity vs. wastefulness
  • self-giving vs. self-interest