Members of religious communities normally make vows for life. Popular belief assumes them to be Poverty, Chastity and Obedience: those vows became popular in the Middle Ages, but in common with the Benedictine tradition we in CR make the more traditional vows of Stability, Obedience and Conversion of Life. The commitments actually undertaken are not those alone – they are representative of a wider range of ideals and commitments. So in CR we are also committed to simplicity of life, community of goods, celibacy, and many other things.