Community in Civil and Canon Law

Canon 665 provides that Sisters and Brothers have the right and obligation to live in “their own religious house.” The canon goes on to describe the parameters of absence from community: Observing a common life, religious are to live in their own religious house and not be absent from it without the permission of their superior. [...] Read more

Vow of Obedience

Canon 601 states: The evangelical counsel of obedience, undertaken in the spirit of faith and love in the following of Christ, who was obedient even unto death, obliges submission of one’s will to lawful Superiors, who act in the place of God when they give commands that are in accordance with each institute’s own constitutions. The [...] Read more

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