"Consecrated religious" is a term used to refer to brothers, sisters, and priests of the Catholic Church who feel called to follow Jesus Christ in a more exacting way and thus take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, thereafter living a consecrated life.
Our Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Mary have all professed these vows and are living a consecrated life. But their decision to do so is considerably more involved than simply taking a set of vows. Men interested in joining the Province of St. Mary, or any Capuchin Franciscan Province, undergo a process called formation."
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