CICLSAL, Decree Erecting the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, 13 June 1992.


This Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life counts among its more important responsibilities that of the erection of conferences and councils of major superiors, the approval of their statutes and the use and promotion of their collaboration in the best possible way (cf. apostolic constitution Pastor bonus, art. 109; c. 709).

A group of major religious superiors in the United States, having drawn up a text of statutes, requests the canonical erection of their council and the approval of its statutes.

This Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, after attentively studying this petition, erects with the present decree the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious and approves for a period of five years ad experimentum their statutes.

All things to the contrary notwithstanding.

Given in Rome, June 13, 1992.




CICLSAL, 13 June 1992, Erection of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, Origins (1992-1993): 157.