RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY AS COMMUNION OF COMMON LIFE IN THE LIGHT OF CCEO CULTURE

  • Sibi Congregation of the Mother of Carmel
Keywords: Nature of Communion, Common Life in the Religious Community, Monasteries, Orders, Congregations and Other Forms of Consecrated Life

Abstract

Dr. Sr. Siby CMC, deals with the 1) Nature of Communion, 2) Communion and CommonLife in the Religious Community (Monasteries, orders, Congregations and other forms of Consecrated Life) 3) The Juridical Conditions Essentialfor Religious Communities (Provinces, Houses, Superiors, Synaxes, and Councils, Rightful admission, observance ofStatutes, Role and Responsibilities of superiors, Stability Cused by the Public Profession of Vows (Obedience, Chastity, Poverty) and 4) Stable Manner of Common Life and Sources and Manifestations of Communion. The key to her article could be found in her concluding statement: “Itis a factthatnobody can ‘kill’ usfromoutside; we, the individual and community, die fromwithin, in theabsence of communion.”

Author Biography

Sibi, Congregation of the Mother of Carmel

Sr. Dr. Siby CMC is a member of the CMC congregation in the Syro Malabar Church. After her M.A in Religious sciences, Rome she did her licentiate and doctorate in canon law in the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome in 1998. The topic of her specialization was “Religious Community as Koinonia in the Ancient Canonical Legislations and in CCEO.” She served her congregation under the capacity of a Provincial for six years and at present she is the Vicar General of the congregation. Besides, she also serves the Church as an associate judge in the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal of Thamarassery, Kerala and as Executive Member of National CRI (2006- 09), CLSI (2006-08) and OCLS (2003-06, 2009-).

Published
2011-06-30