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The Canonical Significance of the Synod of Bishops of 1994 on Consecrated Life

From the "Lineamenta</I> to the "Vita consecrata</I>


Johnson Kallidukil

Contents: The Synod of Bishops: A Quick Survey – The Consecrated Life: From the Perspective of the various recent Ecclesiastical Documents – The Synod of Bishops on ‘Consecrated Life and its Role in the Church and in the World Today’ – The Propositiones and the Vita consecrata – Status of Lay Brothers – New Forms of Consecrated Life – Lay Associates / Third Orders / Volunteers – The Mutual Relations between Bishops and Major Superiors – The Order of Consecrated Virgins – Cloister and Contemplative Institutes – Societies of Apostolic Life – Secular Institutes.