On occasion, CMSM makes available some of its publications. The following titles may be purchased by using the PDF forms below or by contacting Bro. Richard Oliver OSB.
The Gift of Religious Priesthood: Formation for Presbyteral Ministry in Institutes of Religious Life
An ad-hoc committee of formators, scholars, and leaders, directed by Leslie Hoppe, OFM, composed a document that clarifies and illuminates how men in consecrated life live out an additional calling to ordained ministry within the Church.
Men who exercise a formational ministry towards new and younger brothers will welcome the insights in this statement garnered both from our rich theological and spiritual traditions and from our common experience.
Print the PDF order form for The Gift of Religious Priesthood.
Procedures and Documents for Canonical Separations and Other Canonical Processes
Written by the Legal Resource Center for Religious,* with a grant from CMSM, this resource outlines current procedures for addressing a range of canonical states: Dismissal, Dispensation, Exclaustration, Laicization, and Transfer.
With clear concise language and accompanying sample documents,
this user-friendly handbook offers an important Canon Law resource for
major superiors, lawyers, and vicars for religious. If you deal with canonical
issues, then this resource is recommended as a standard reference book.
$35 (payable by cash, check, or money order).
Print the Order Form (PDF) for Procedures and Documents
Out of Print (available only online below)
A Vision of Life, Health, Sickness, and Death for Religious: a reflection paper prepared by the Joint CMSM/LCWR Task Force on Health Care for Religious, 1995.
Front cover, Introduction, and Part One, pages 1-7 (PDF; 712 KB)
Parts Two and Three, pages 8-20 (PDF; 1.08 MB)
Parts Four, Five, Acknowledgements, and Back cover, pages 21-28 (PDF; 791 KB)
Members of the task force included David L. Brecht OSB, Maryanna Coyle SC, Nannette Gentile DC (chair), Phyllis Hughes RSM, Richard J. O'Donnell OS Cam., Philip Thomas OCD. Ted Keating SM served as staff liaison to the task force.