The word 'evangelical' refers to the Gospel. These counsels are put before all followers of Christ, but people in Religious life pledge themselves by vow to live three of these counsels - poverty, chastity and obedience - in a radical way.
The traditional term used for the three vows of religious life: poverty,* chastity,* and obedience.
poverty, chastity and obedience. These are vows taken by those who enter religious life.