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There are several different sets of rules for different communities of monks; and the specific penalties for the monks are dependent on the rule. Most communities of monks or nuns are governed by one of two sets of rules: the Rule of St. Augustine (of Hippo), and the Rule of St. Benedict (of Nursia). There are also governing documents such as the Statutes ...


What is a vow? A vow is defined as a promise made to God. The promise is binding, and so differs from a simple resolution which is a present purpose to do or omit certain things in the future. What happens when one breaks their vow? Unlike the simple breach of a promise made to a man, a failure to give to God what has been promised Him is a ...

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