A nun is a member of a religious community of women, typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the enclosure of a monastery. In the Buddhist tradition, female monastics are known as Bhikkhuni , and take several additional vows compared to male monastics bhikkhus. Nuns are most common in Mahayana Buddhism , but have more recently become more prevalent in other traditions. Within Christianity, women religious, known as nuns or religious sisters , are found in Catholic , Eastern Orthodox , Anglican , and Lutheran traditions among others. Though the terms are often used interchangeably, nuns historically take solemn vows and live a life of prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent , while sisters take simple vows  and live an active vocation of prayer and charitable works in areas such as education and healthcare. Examples include the monastic Order of Saint Clare founded in in the Franciscan tradition, or the Missionaries of Charity founded in by Mother Teresa to care for people living in grave poverty.
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