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Lex Propria Confœderationis Benedictinæ

Text in Latin and English



The Latin text of the Lex Propria (Proper Law) that governs the Confederation of Congregations of Monasteries of the Order of Saint Benedict, officially, the "Benedictine Confederation," is available online at the website maintained by Collegio Sant'Anselmo, the international house of studies for Benedictines in Rome. A version in Italian is also available as a PDF document.


A revised English translation of the Lex Propria is available for downloading here as a Microsoft® Word® document [ lexprop.doc ] (124 KB).

It is also available as an Adobe® Acrobat PDF file [ lexprop.pdf ] (80 KB) for which the  Adobe Reader® is required.


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