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Vows of the Order of St. Lucy

The vow of obedience to the inner voice of the Higher Self:

“A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, St. Lucy refused to be moved when others would have turned her to wickedness. Taking her example, the brothers and sisters of St. Lucy strive to obey the inner voice of the Higher Self, that we may turn away from the spirit of wickedness and become ever stronger in the ways of God.

The vow of non-violence to all sentient beings:

St. Lucy patiently stood her ground even when she suffered torture at the hands of evil men. The brothers and sisters of St. Lucy strive to refrain from violence or ill will toward any sentient being we may encounter, whether friendly or hostile.

The vow of simplicity of life:

Refusing an offer of marriage, St. Lucy gave her dowry to the poor. The brothers and sisters of St. Lucy strive to turn away from materialism and greed, simplifying our lives with a spirit of detachment toward the things of this world and a spirit of charity toward others.

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