Monday, June 02, 2008
NEW INSTRUCTION ON OBEDIENCE ISSUED BY VATICAN
The Vatican has published an instruction focusing on authority and obedience among consecrated men and women.
Members of institutes of consecrated life undertake to live the vows of poverty, obedience and chastity in identification with the life of Christ.
The new instruction entitled, ‘The Service of Authority and Obedience’, is written by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
The text examines the theme of religious obedience, "the root of which is seen in that search for God and for His will which is particular to believers,” the Congregation said in a press release.