Religious Orders are an institution of the Catholic Church in the form of associations of men and women who strive for Christian perfection by observing the so-called evangelical vows of poverty, celibate chastity and obedience, voluntarily taken throughout life fϋr, according to a specific rule approved by the Apostolic See, in specially designated houses under the direction of a Superior.
German: Religiöse Orden (683)
Source: LK-Lötscher, 11.05.2020
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