They at all events cannot, under any circumstances, take vows of celibacy.
Even if I had, I would not take vows without the sanction of my father.'
She sees the family characters in Francis's niece who is about to end her noviciate and take vows in a Canadian community.
If that is what you wish, take vows, turn monk, and starve yourself up to heaven if you can.
Both have orders of monks and nuns, who take vows of celibacy and poverty, and live in convents and monasteries.
Then Bhima made them take vows never again to eat human flesh or to oppress the people of the city.
Krishna stayed the vengeful hand of Balarama, and prevailed upon him to take vows not to fight against the Pandavas.
"We shall have to take vows, and devote ourselves to it," Barbara went on, as if she were possessed.
They take vows of chastity, to which they are doubtless as recreant as the Roman Catholic priests of Italy and elsewhere.
Men may fast, worship saints, take vows, seek absolution; but their real salvation is to be found in none of these things.