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STABILITY, VOW OF

Oath taken under the Rule of St. Benedict ot remain attached to the monastery of one's profession. Its purpose, in the Benedictine spirit, is to foster unity under the one abbot and to ensure the continuity of each monastic institution as a religious family.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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