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The Constitutions and the Directory

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Preface



Decree of approval
List of abbreviations

GENERAL PRINCIPLES (C 1-6)


PART I: MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE INDIVIDUAL MONASTERIES

Chapter I The Monasteries of the Congregation (C 7-9)
Chapter II The Abbot and Governance of the Monastery

Article 1 The Abbot of the Monastery (C 10-24)
Article 2 The Monastic Chapter (C 25-28)
Article 3 The Council of Seniors (C 29-31)
Article 4 The Officials of the Monastery (C 32)
Article 5 The Temporal Goods of the Monastery and Their Administration (C 33-35)

Chapter III The Growth and Formation of the Monastic Community

Article 1 The Novitiate and the Formation of Novices (C 36-43)
Article 2 Monastic Profession (C 44-51)
Article 3 The Obligations of Monastic Profession (C 52-55)
Article 4 The Formation of Monks (C 56-61)
Article 5 Claustral Oblates (C 62)

Chapter IV Fundamental Elements of Benedictine Monastic Life (C 63)

Article 1 Prayer (C 64-71)
Article 2 Lectio Divina (C 72-73)
Article 3 Silence (C 74-75)
Article 4 Community Life (C 76-82)
Article 5 Work (C 83-87)

Chapter V The Separation of Monks from the Monastery

Article 1 Transfer to a Monastery of the American-Cassinese Congregation (C 88-90)
Article 2 Departure from the Monastery (C 91-96)
Article 3 Dismissal from the Monastery (C 97-100)

Chapter VI Procedures for Voting (C 101)

Article 1 General Norms
Article 2 Procedures for Elections
Article 3 Procedures for Voting when Consent is Required
Article 4 Procedures when Consultation is Required


PART II: DEPENDENT PRIORIES

Chapter I: The Establishment of a Dependent Priory and Its Governance (C 102)
Chapter II: The Adoption of an Established Monastery as a Dependent Priory (C 103)


PART III: MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE CONGREGATION

Chapter I: The Government of the Congregation and Its Officials

Article 1 The General Chapter (C 104-113)
Article 2 The President of the Congregation (C 114-120)
Article 3 The Council of the President (C 121-125)

Chapter II: Visitations (C 126-128)
Chapter III: The Right of Appeal and Recourse (C 129-130)
Chapter IV: The Order of Precedence (C 131)


APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Profession of Faith
Appendix 2 Declaration Concerning Non-Remuneration
Appendix 3 Agreement Ceding Administration of Temporal Goods before Temporary Profession
Appendix 4 Declaration Concerning Renunciation of Goods
Appendix 5 Permission to Live outside the Monastery
Appendix 6 Decree of Transfer of Stability
Appendix 7 Indult of Exclaustration
Appendix 8 Declaration of Unlawful Absence
Appendix 9 Dispensation from Temporary Vows
Appendix 10 Declaration of Automatic Dismissal
Appendix 11 Charter for a Dependent Priory

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL
Norms for Financial Transactions (1995)
Norms of Special Authority of the President and His Council (2004)
Norms for the Compensation of Administrators (2004)

INDICES (omitted online; use search tool above)

 

 

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