Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Admission of former Anglican priests into a religious institute, 2001, Private.


A former Anglican priest, a professed member of a religious congregation in the Anglican Communion, left the Anglican Church to become a Latin Catholic. He eventually sought admission to the Cistercian Order without the obligation to make the novitiate and temporary vows before being admitted to solemn profession. The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, in the rescript listed below, grants his request.




CONGREGATIO PRO INSTITUTIS VITAE CONSECRATAE ET SOCIETATIBUS VITAE APOSTOLICAE

Prot. N. _____

MOST HOLY FATHER

_____, a layman of the Roman Catholic diocese of _____, a former Anglican priest and professed member of the Society of the _____ of the Anglican Communion in requests of Your Holiness the permission to be admitted into the Monastery of _____ of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance in the diocese of _____ without the obligation to make the novitiate and the temporary vows before being admitted to solemn profession, for the reasons given.

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, having carefully examined the matter presented, grants the request. It is up to the Abbot General to determine a suitable probationary period before solemn profession.

Anything to the contrary notwithstanding.

Vatican, _____

Undersecretary




Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Admission of former Anglican priests into a religious institute, 2001, Private, CLSA, Roman Replies and Advisory Opinions, 2001, 29-30.