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Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Vatican II. See Chapter 6: Religious

Decree on the Appropriate Renewal of the Religious Life Vatican II

On Renewal of the Religious Life According to Vatican II Pope Paul VI

On Religious Life Pope John Paul II

Consecrated Life Is Rooted In Baptism Pope John Paul II

Consecrated Life Pope John Paul II

The Role of Male Religious Who Do Not Receive Holy Orders Pope John Paul II

Consecrated Life, a Sign of the Church's Vitality Final message of the 1994 World Synod of Bishops

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life Profile of the congregation and congregation documents

Religious Orders Theology Library links

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious

Raimundo Panikkar on the Monk as “Archetype” By Francis Tiso in Dilatato Corde: Online Journal of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, July-December 2011

'Being for Others': Pope Benedict Speaks to the Religious Congregations of the UK By Gemma Simmonds, CJ, Director of the Institute for Religious Life at Heythrop College, in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, September 2010

Monasticism Old and New A booklet, part of Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics, Baylor University, 2010. Includes these articles: "A Vision So Old It Looks New," by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove; The Finkenwalde Project," by William Samson; "Evangelicals and Monastics," by Ivan J. Kauffman; "Ties that Bind: Sharing a Common Rule of Life," by Kyle Childress; "Gather Now around His Teachings," by Terry W. York; "Worship Service," by Amber Inscore Essick; "Monasticism in Christian Art," by Heidi J. Hornik; "St. Meinrad Archabbey: Portrait of a Historic Monastic Community," by Matthew Mattingly, O.S.B.; "Reba Place Fellowship: Portrait of a New Monastic Community," by Celina Varela; "From L'Abri to The Landing," by Emily Rodgers; "Learning from Monks," by J. Warren Smith; "We Need Each Other and We Need God," by Elizabeth D. Sands Wise

The Call to Consecration: Renewing Discipleship in the Church in Modern Asia East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

Love, Friendship, and Beauty: On the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of a Magisterial Document about Religious Life and the Apostolate By Romanus Cessario in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Fall 2008

The Correspondence of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz: Monasticism and Society in Dialogue By Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 2008

Monasticism as an Interreligious Meeting Point: A Comparison of Swami Abhishiktananda and Francis Ac By Dr. Edward T. Ulrich in Third Millennium. 2008

Religious Poverty in the African Context By Michel Kamanzi SJ in Promotio Iustitiae, May 2008

The Word as Liberating Power: The Word of God, Ferment of Liberation for the Mission of Consecrated Life By Josep Tobin, C.Ss.R, October 2008

Learning To "Flee From ... Bishops": Formation for the Charism of Priesthood within Religious Life By Stephen Bevans, SVD, Professor of Mission and Culture at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, in Australian Ejournal of Theology, 2007

Monasteries in Germany: Looking for Monks and Nuns in the New Millennium By Joachim Mohr in Spiegel Online International, January 2007

What Distinguishes the Jesuits? By Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, in America, January 15, 2007

The Kenosis of the Missionary. Some Thoughts on Religious Vows and Mission By Edward Luc Mees, MJ in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2007

An Epistemological Reflection on the Relevance of Monastic Traditions for Retreat in the Dutch Reformed Tradition By C.H. (Kaaiman) Schutte and Yolanda Dreyer in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2006

Mission: The Key to Understand Consecrated Life Today< /A> By Jos2 Cristo Rey Garcia Paredes, CMF, in Religious Life Asia, 2004

A Conversation with Sandra M. Schneiders An interview in Initiatives in Religion, Winter 2002. Scroll to page 5

Religious Life in the Cultural Context of Pakistan By Pascal Robert, OFM inFocus, 2001

The Identity of Religious Today By the Master of the Dominican Order, Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP during his August 1996 visit to the United States

Consecration: An Act of Separation or of Recognition? By Howard N. Wallace in The Way, 1995

Friends in the Lord: A Reading of the 34th General Congregation of the Jesuit By Geoffrey J. King, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 1995

Religious Life Is Still Alive, But Far from the Promised Land: Ten Questions Get to Heart of What Future Might Hold By Joan Chittister in National Catholic Reporter, Feb 18, 1994

Why Should Religious Get Up in the Morning? By Mary Heather MacKinnon in National Catholic Reporter, Feb 19, 1993

Articles on the Vatican document Directives on formation in religious institutes, in The Way, 1991
  • Images of Community By Evelyn Woodward
  • Multiculturality and Formation for Mission By Donna Markham
  • Formation in a Post-Modern Context By Mary Jo Leddy
  • Formation and the Vows By Edward Kinerk
  • Death--The Final Probation By Andrew Hamilton
  • The Theology of Religious Life in the Directives By Brian Grogan
  • The Structure of the New Roman Document By Howard Gray
  • Human Development and Dimensions of Formation By Joan Faber
  • Collaboration: Its Profits and Pitfalls By Joan Chittister

    Articles on the religious life in The Way, 1989
  • Revising Historical Perspectives By Philip Sheldrake
  • Institutional Relationships: Religious Life in the Church By Mary Ellen Sheehan
  • Women Religious and Christian Feminism By Jill Robson
  • The Religious Vows and the Reign of God By Aloysius Pieris
  • Authority and Leadership By Gabriel Robin
  • Beyond the Liberal Model By Mary Jo Leddy
  • Shift in Theology By Howard J. Gray
  • Community Liturgy: A Celebration and Statement of Who We Are By Maureen Cusick
  • Women Religious and Christian Feminism By Lavinia Byrne
  • Suffocating the Religious Life: A New Type Emerges By Gerald A. Arbuckle
  • Formation of Lay Faith Communities By John P. Milan
  • Formation for New Forms of Religious Community Life By Sandra Schneiders
  • Lay Communities and the Monastic Vision By Robert Van De Weyer

    Priesthood, Ministry, and Religious Life: Some Historical and Historiographical Considerations By John W. O'Malley in Theological Studies, June 1988

    The Future of Traditional Monastic Contemplative Life By Mary Albert Hughes in The Way, 1987

    The Ministry of Disciples: Historical Reflections on the Role of Religious Priests By Brian E. Daley in Theological Studies, December 1987

    The Charism of the Religious Order and the Media Apostolate By John Orme Mills in The Way, 1986

    The Community Life of Religious By Robert Soler in The Way, 1984

    The Consecrated Virgin Living in the World By Elizabeth Rees in The Way, 1984

    Religious Superiors and Government By Elizabeth McDonough in The Way, 1984

    The Episcopal Vicar for Religious By Sharon Holland in The Way, 1984

    The Church and Institutes of Consecrated Life By Clarence Gallagher in The Way, 1984

    The New Code and the Development of Religious Life By Joan Chittister in The Way, 1984

    Religious and the Local Church By Jean Beyer in The Way, 1984

    Is there a distinct American contribution to the future of the religious life? By Luke Salm in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1971

    Religious Superiors, Subjects and Psychiatrists By John C. Ford in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1962

    Anchorites in Church and Cloister By Rotha Mary Clay in Hermits and Anchorites of England, 1914

    Principles Of Religious Life Book by Francis Cuthbert Doyle, 1906

    The Society of Jesus as Originally Formed and Approved by Pope Paul III By Richard R. Elliott. Scroll to page 510. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 29, From January to October, 1904

    The religious life and the vows Book by Bishop Charles Gay, 1898

    Elements of Religious Life Book by William Humphrey, SJ, 1897

    The Religious State: A Digest of the Doctrine of Suarez, con-tained in his treatise "De Statu Religionis" Book by William Humphrey, SJ, 1884

    The Christian Life and Virtues Considered in the Religious State Book by Msgr. Charles Gay, 1878

    The religious state according to the doctrine of St. Thomas Book by Jules Didiot, 1874

    The Fundamentals of the Religious Life Book by Fr. O., SJ, translated from the German by John Peter M. Schleuter, 1913. Original in French, ca. 1705

    A Day in the Life of a Sister By Sister Therese Ann Quigney, Vocation Director of the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King, Lemont, Illinois

    Religious Brothers Conference Presents a corporate voice for Brothers in shaping the future of religious life. Promotes the vocation of Religious Brotherhood. Provides advocacy for issues of concern to Brothers in the church throughout the world

    Monastery of Christ in the Desert Learn about monastic life from this monastery in New Mexico

    To Be A Monk, an essay You'll find the link under "Our Cistercian Vocation"

    The Lasallian Charism in Religious Life Today By Luke Salm, FSC




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