Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The States Of Life
Q[187] Of Those Things That Are Competent To Religious
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We must now consider the things that are competent to religious; and under this head there are six points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether it is lawful for them to teach, preach, and do like things?

A[2] Whether it is lawful for them to meddle in secular business?

A[3] Whether they are bound to manual labor?

A[4] Whether it is lawful for them to live on alms?

A[5] Whether it is lawful for them to quest?

A[6] Whether it is lawful for them to wear coarser clothes than other persons?