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.