American-Cassinese Congregation

The Constitutions and the Directory



Appendix 2

The following is a sample of the document referred to in D 36.2.5.


Declaration Concerning Non-Remuneration

I, [Legal/Baptismal Name,] [If applicable: otherwise known in religion as Father/Brother [Religious Name],] candidate/postulant/novice/oblate of [Name] Abbey in [City, State,]

in consideration of the law of the Roman Catholic Church concerning the remuneration of candidates, postulants, novices, and members of a religious institute of consecrated life recognized by the Roman Catholic Church and in consideration of the proper law of the American-Cassinese Congregation of Benedictine Monasteries, which law I fully know and deliberately acknowledge and to which I voluntarily submit myself, and

for and in consideration of the benefits accruing to me as a candidate, postulant, novice or oblate of [Name] Abbey, an approved religious institute, incorporated as [Name of Corporation,] existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of [Name],

do solemnly state and declare that I shall never claim or demand, directly or indirectly, any wages, compensation, remuneration, or reward, either in specie or by way of annuity or pension, for the time or for the services or work that I devote to or perform with [Name] Abbey during the time I may remain there or elsewhere in the name of or upon commission from [Name] Abbey.


In witness whereof I have subscribed my name this __________ day of ______________ in the year ________.




Witness 1______________________________


Witness 2______________________________



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