‘Bring the world to the Church,’ Pope tells secular institutes
February 03, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has written a letter to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Provida Mater Eccelesia, Venerable Pius XII’s apostolic constitution on secular institutes.
The Code of Canon Law defines a secular institute as “an institute of consecrated life in which the Christian faithful, living in the world, strive for the perfection of charity and seek to contribute to the sanctification of the world, especially from within” (Canon 710).
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