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Apostolic Constitution on Women's Contemplative Life

We provide below the full text of the Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei quaerere, "Seeking the face of God", on women's contemplative life, signed by Pope Francis on 29 June 2016, solemnity of the Apostles Sts Peter and Paul. The document consists of a prologue and five chapters: "Esteem, praise and thanksgiving for consecrated life and cloistered contemplative life; The Church's accompaniment and guidance; Essential elements of the contemplative life; Matters calling for discernment and renewed norms; and The witness offered by nuns, and finally a normative conclusion.

 

The following is the full document:

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2016/07/22/160722a.html

Date: 29/07/2016 14:48:44
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