Religious Orders

Groups of religious, generally Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist, who follow a common rule of life, engage in a specific kind of work or schedule of devotions, and submit to the directions of superiors, often though not exclusively living within a cloistered or restricted space such as a convent or monastery.

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