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Vocational Stories into Anglican Religious Life

Quick History of Anglican Religious Life (from Wiki)

Anglican religious ordersare communities of men or women (or in some cases mixed communities of both sexes) in theAnglican Communionwho live under a common rule of life. The members ofreligious orderstakevowswhich often include the traditional monastic vows ofpoverty,chastityandobedience, or the ancient vow of stability, or sometimes a modern interpretation of some or all of these vows. Members may belaityorclergy, but most commonly include a mixture of both. They lead a common life of work and prayer, sometimes on a single site, sometimes spread over multiple locations.

Dissolution of Religious Life

Religious orders were dissolved byKing Henry VIIIwhen he separated theChurch of Englandfrom papal primacy. In 1626,Nicholas Ferrar, a protege ofWilliam Laud(1573-1645), and his family established the

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