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Evangelical Counsels (Vows)

The nuns first build up in their own monasteries the Church of God which they help to spread throughout the world by the offering of themselves. They accomplish this by being of one mind through obedience, bound together by love of things that are above through the discipline of chastity, and more closely dependent upon one another through poverty. (LCM 3:II)


Dominican nuns take only one vow, obedience, but the vows of poverty and chastity are understood to be included in this vow. 

Blessing of scapular at first profession

Receiving the black veil at first profession

Pronouncing solemn vows

Receiving the ring at solemn profession

Prostration, a sign of self-offering to God

Blessing of the sister by the Bishop