Constitutions and Statutes

From Vincentian Encyclopedia

CONSTITUTIONS AND STATUTES OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION

GENERAL CURIA OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION ROME 1984

ENGLISH TRANSLATION PHILADELPHIA 1989

NOTES OF THE TRANSLATORS

  1. Except where the context requires a more restrictive meaning, the terms “member” and confrere” designate every member of the Congregation of the Mission, that is, all priests and candidates for the priesthood, and all brothers and candidates for the brotherhood, from the time of admission into the internal seminary.
  2. The Latin word “finis” has been translated “purpose.”
  3. The Latin word “Visitator” has been translated “provincial.”
  4. ABBREVIATIONS:

C = Constitutions S = Statutes CF = Common Rules SV = Coste, Saint Vincent, 14 volumes EN = Evangelii Nuntiandi of Paul VI

CONTENTS

DECREE OF APPROBATION

LETTER OF THE SUPERIOR GENERAL

DECREE OF PROMULGATION

INTRODUCTION

CONSTITUTIONS OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION

Constitutions

DOCUMENTS ON THE VOWS

THE STATUTES OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION

INTERPRETATION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL STATUTE ON POVERTY

(A) CONTENTS OF THE STATUTE (B) EXPLANATION OF THE STATUTE

DECREES

THIRTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY (1980)

THIRTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY (1986)

FORMULA FOR THE ATTESTATION OF THE TAKING OF VOWS