Formula for Vows

+ In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

I, Brother N., of (city, state), (Arch) Diocese of N.,
promise with vows valid for ___ years / life,
before God and his saints,
in the presence of our Father in Christ, Abbot N.,
and the monks of this monastery,
stability in this community,
conversion through a monastic way of life, and
obedience according to the Rule of our Holy Father Benedict
and the law proper to our Congregation.

In witness whereof I have prepared this document
and signed it here at N. (Abbey/Priory)
in the year of our Lord __________,
on the _____ day of ______________ (month),
the feast of ________________________.