Category: Combat For Contemplative Life

In recent years, the Vatican has issued two documents,Pope Francis’s 2016 Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei Quaerere and the 2018 Instruction Cor Orans, aimed at renewing and reforming contemplative communities of women religious (cloistered nuns). What are these reforms, how have they been received and implemented by the sisters, and how have the pope’s attempts to renew contemplative life become a new front in the war against Pope Francis?

Welcome the Light!

Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in “Combat For Contemplative Life,” a series about the responses — inside and outside the cloister — to Pope Francis’s reforms of the contemplative life for women in various communities. Part one, by...

Welcome the Light!