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The vows of the SSAP are simplicity, creativity, and balance.

The vows serve us individually and corporately as we develop patterns of living appropriate for elders and for being in ministry with elders. These vows inevitably place us in a prophetic stance in the world. Living within our vows offers us steady encouragement and constant support as well as impetus and challenge.

Each fully vowed Anna creates a yearly regula or personal rule to provide guidance and to structure spiritual practices which promote simplicity, creativity, and balance. The vows form the shape of Christ’s yoke for Annas in our Godly aging and in our ministries.

Read more about our vows in our Rule

Each year we have three retreats which focus on our vows.