RELIGIOUS POVERTY OF PERSONS IN RELIGIOUS INSTITUTES ACCORDING TO CIC 1983 AND CCEO

A COMPARATIVE APPROACH

  • Thomas Kulandaisamy Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), Pune-India Province. Now parish priest in UK.
Keywords: practice, individual, perpetual, temporary, profession, exclaustration, cessation, administration, permission, juridical effects

Abstract

The article, having offered in the first part a general view of religious life in CIC and CCEO, examines the practice of religious poverty by individual religious, in the second part. As generally, religious life begins with temporary profession and perpetual profession follows, the author analyses the poverty among the temporarily professed first and then among the perpetually professed with a comparative note between the CIC and CCEO. Besides these, other important elements like, ‘Poverty of a Religious Raised to the Episcopate,’ ‘Poverty of Religious under Exclaustration,’ ‘External Sign of Poverty in Dress’ are also treated. Given the vastness of the subject, this paper has not explored the elements like, consequences of violating the law of poverty nor the field of collective poverty.

Author Biography

Thomas Kulandaisamy, Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), Pune-India Province. Now parish priest in UK.

Thomas Kulandaisamy, ordained priest in 2009, is a member of the Congregation, Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), belonging to Pune-India Province. He did his philosophical and theological studies in Suvidya College, Bangalore, and in JDV, Pune respectively. He completed his Licentiate in Canon Law from St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore and Doctorate in Canon Law from Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. At present he serves as a parish priest in UK, as the Vice-Postulator for the Cause of Fr. Peter Mary Mermier’s beatification and helps the General Administration with the canonical issues.

Published
2020-08-02