Hello there. I’ve been contemplating the priesthood and am deciding whether or not to join a religious order. There are some questions I have and hopefully somebody can answer.
If I am in a religious order (Dominicans, Franciscans, Benedictines) and I take a vow of poverty, do I have to pay taxes? How would I? I wouldn’t have any money!
If I am in a religious order, can I get money or something like that in cards from my parents and family and get to keep it, or do I have to give it to the house I live in?
Would I be able to own my own things like a computer or some books and stuff. Obviously I would have my own toothbrush and toiletries, but is there other things that I would not be allowed to own; a car perhaps?
These are just some things that seem like reasonable questions to ask and I was just curious. If anybody knows, please let me know!
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