CICLSAL, Transfer To A Former Institute, 1994. Private.


A sister in perpetual profession who had been in an apostolic religious institute petitioned for a transfer to a contemplative monastery in 1978. The Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes (CRIS) granted the petition in accord with the provisions of the 1917 Code, and the sister completed the novitiate and the remainder of the probationary period after which she was admitted to solemn perpetual profession in the monastery.

After six years in solemn profession, the same religious petitioned for a leave of absence for one year from the monastery. With the completion of the year of absence, the religious petitioned for an indult of exclaustration for three years. During the period of exclaustration, the religious requested the competent superiors for permission to transfer back to the former institute of apostolic life. Both superiors with the consent of the respective councils granted the petition in accord with the provisions of the 1983 Code, and the sister began the three year probationary period in the former institute in accord with c. 684 and the proper law of the institute.

After a year and a half of the probationary period, the superior general of the apostolic religious institute petitioned the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) for a dispensation from c. 684, §2 and the constitutions of the institute, in order that the religious would be admitted to perpetual profession after a two year probationary period. The supreme moderator reasoned that the sister was well versed in the patrimony of the institute, since she had been a member for fourteen years prior to her transfer to the contemplative monastery. In addition, she adjusted well to the life of the institute during the year and a half probationary period. CICLSAL granted the petition in a rescript in Latin which translates as follows.




The superior general of the Congregation of ____________, in the city and diocese of _________ implores Your Holiness for a dispensation from the provision of c. 684, §2 in favor of Sister ____________, so that she may validly be admitted to perpetual profession after completing a probationary period which would extend only two years for the reasons proposed.

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, attentive to the petition, grants the indult according to the request, observing all that is to be observed._

Anything contrary to the above does not stand.




CICLSAL, Transfer to a Former Institute, RRAO (1994): 10-11.