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Articles on Priesthood and Religious Life
What is a Sister?
A sister is a woman who is a member of a particular religious community, lives the vows and is involved in serving others.
What is a Religious Brother?
A brother is a male member of a religious community. He, too, professes vows and is involved in a variety of ministries, though he does not administer sacraments as an ordained minister.
What is an Diocean Priest vs. a Priest of a Religious Order?
A diocesan priest lives and ministers in a particular geographic area called a diocese, which is governed by a bishop. He does not belong to a religious community or order. He lives celibately and promises obedience to the bishop. Through ordained ministry, a priest proclaims God’s word and celebrates the sacraments.
A priest of Religious Orders (such as Dominican, Franciscan or
Jesuit) is one who is a member of a religious community in the same way
that brothers and sisters belong to a particular religious community.
Unlike the brother or sister, he can administer sacraments as an
ordained minister. He is not, as such, a minister of a particular
diocese but can be involved in a variety of ministries in many different
What is a Novice?
The word novice means ‘new’. This is the first stage for someone who is joining a religious community. Novitiate is the name given to the process as well as the place where novices live.
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