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Catholic Word of the Day: VOW OF POVERTY, 06-08-12
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 06/08/2012 8:35:49 AM PDT by Salvation
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VOW OF POVERTY
The vow by which a person freely gives up the ownership, or at least the independent use and administration, of temporal goods.
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KEYWORDS: catholic; priesthood; religious
A vow of Obedience to the Bishop is another vow taken by priests.
posted on 06/08/2012 8:35:56 AM PDT
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posted on 06/08/2012 8:38:17 AM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
I had an uncle who was a Catholic Priest. He lived in Buffalo.
I used to tell him that “You’re the only guy I know who can afford to live in New York State, since you’ve taken a vow of poverty”.
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