There have always been Christians who have renounced their goals and pleasures for the sake of God's Kingdom. Some of them have made vows or promises to commit themselves to the evangelical councils
A few Christians even renounce marriage, personal property, and even most social interactions in the name of discipleship.
Living these vows was meant not only to further their own holiness, but also to give dramatic witness to all Christians to pursue lives of holiness. Their intention was to also offer prayer for the Church and the world.
Some become members of secular institutes, who are men and women who consecrate themselves to God through the profession of vows, but do not generally live in the community. They dedicate themselves to evangelization and promoting the Gospel
Some go to teach and preach in Catholic schools and hospitals
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