The post-conciliar period was characterised by numerous novelties in the realm of life of consecration resulting also in the emergence of various new canonical issues. Although the CIC 1983 made serious attempts to unravel the same, even after the relative long period of a decade since its promulgation, many matters were still open and ambiguous. In this context, the Synod of 1994 on ‘Consecrated life’ and the post-synodal apostolic exhortation were deemed to be effective agents in furnishing with the necessary norms which would resolve all such ambiguities. Against this background, the book examines how far the Synod as well as the post-synodal document
Vita consecrata contributed to resolve the various canonical issues.