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CDB Constitutions and Regulations 2014 ed
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CHAPTER I. NATURE Y PURPOSE OF THE INSTITUTE                    4

 

ARTICLE 1. ORIGIN AND NOMENCLATURE                                                   4

 

ARTICLE 2. OUR VOCATION IN THE CHURCH                                              4

 

ARTICLE 3. IDENTITY                                                                                             5

 

ARTICLE 4. MISSION                                                                                               5

 

ARTICLE 5. THE INSTITUTE IN THE SALESIAN FAMILY                            6

 

CHAPTER II. DIMENSIONS OF THE VOCATION                                    7

 

CALLD BY THE FATHER IN THE HOLY SPIRIT                                     7

 

ARTICLE 6. OUR VOCATION                                                                                7

 

ARTICLE 7. FORMULA OF PROFESSION                                                        7

 

SEGUIMOS WE FOLLOW CHRIST CLOSELY. CONSECRATION          8

 

ARTICLE 8. MEANING OF THE EVANGELICAL COUNSELS                      8

 

ARTICLE 9. CHASTITY                                                                                            9

 

ARTICLE 10. POVERTY                                                                                          9

 

ARTICLE 11. OBEDIENCE                                                                                   10

 

ARTICLE 12. DEMANDS OF THE VOW OF OBEDIENCE                          10

 

PLENAMENTE IMMERSED IN THE WORLD. SECULARITY                11

 

ARTICLE 13. IN THE WORLD                                                                             11

 

ARTICLE 14. OUR RESERVE                                                                             11

 

WITH THE STYLE OF ST. JOHN BOSCO. SALESIANITY                    12

 

ARTICLE 15. WITH THE STYLE OF ST. JOHN BOSCO                             12

 

AT THE SERVICE OF THE BROTHERS. APOSTOLIC LIFE                12

 

ARTICLE 16. A SECULAR AND SALESIAN MISSION                                 12

 

ARTICLE 17. VOCATIONAL PROMOTION                                                      13

 

CHAPTER III. LIFE IN UNION WITH GOD                                             14

 

ARTICLE 18. UNION WITH GOD AND PRAYER                                           14

 

 

ARTICLE 19. LITURGICAL AND SACRAMENTAL LIFE                               14

 

ARTICLE 20 – LIFE AND LITURGY                                                                    15

 

ARTICLE 21.  MARY IN OUR LIFE                                                                     16

 

ARTICLE 22. STYLE OF PRAYER                                                                      16

 

ARTICLE 23. OUR MODELS OF HOLINESS                                                   16

 

CHAPTER IV. FRATERNAL LIFE                                                           17

 

ARTICLE 24. GROUNDED IN COMMUNION                                                   17

 

ARTICLE 25. OUR FRATERNAL LIFE                                                               18

 

CHAPTER V. FORMATION                                                                     18

 

ARTICLE 26. FORMATION                                                                                   18

 

ARTICLE 27. PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE FORMATION                               19

 

ARTICLE 28. DIMENSIONS OF FORMATION                                                 19

 

ARTICLE 29. REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION                                                20

 

ARTICLE 30. PHASES OF INITIAL FORMATION                                           20

 

ARTICLE 31. DISCERNMENT                                                                              21

 

ARTICLE 32. FIRST FORMATION                                                                      21

 

ARTICLE 33. TEMPORARY INCORPORATION                                              21

 

ARTICLE 34. PERPETUAL INCORPORATION AND PERMANENTFORMATION                                                                                   21

 

ARTICLE 35. THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR FORMATION                           22

 

ARTICLE 36. ENCOUNTERING REALITY AND FRATERNAL DIALOGUE                                                                                                                 22

 

ARTICLE 37. ACCOMPANIMENT AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION              22

 

ARTICLE 38. SPIRITUAL ASSISTANCE                                                           23

 

ARTICLE 39. RELEVANT AUTHORITIES FOR ADMISSION                      23

 

ARTICLE 40. SEPARATION FROM THE INSTITUTE                                   23

 

ARTICLE 41. DISMISSAL FROM THE INSTITUTE                                        23

 

CHAPTER VI. SERVICE OF AUTHORITY IN THE INSTITUTE              24

 

ARTICLE 42. AUTHORITY IN THE INSTITUTE                                              24

 

ARTICLE 43. STRUCTURE OF THE INSTITUTE                                           25

 

ASAMBLEA GENERAL ASSEMBLY                                                      25

 

ARTICLE 44. GENERAL ASSEMBLY: IDENTITY AND OBJECTIVES      25

 

ARTICLE 45. TASKS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY                                                                                                                25

 

ARTICLE 46. MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY                                               26

 

ARTICLE 47. CONVOCATION OF THE ASSEMBLY                                     26

 

ARTICLE 48. VALIDITY OF THE ASSEMBLY AND ITS ACTS, AND METHOD OF ELECTION                                                                                       27

 

CENTRAL GOVERNANCE                                                                      27

 

ARTICLE 49. GOVERNANCE OF THE INSTITUTE                                       27

 

MODERATOR GENERAL                                                                       27

 

ARTICLE 50. THE MODERATOR GENERAL                                                   27

 

ARTICLE 51. TASKS OF THE MODERATOR GENERAL WITH HIS COUNCIL                                                                                                                    28

 

THE CENTRAL COUNCIL                                                                      30

 

  ARTICLE 52. THE CENTRAL COUNCIL                                                           30

 

ARTICLE 53. THE VICE MODERATOR GENERAL                                        30

 

ARTICLE 54. THE COUNCILOR FOR FORMATION                                      30

 

ARTICLE 55. THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATOR                                           31

 

ARTICLE 56. THE CENTRAL SECRETARY                                                     31

 

ARTICLE 57. THE ZONE COORDINATORS                                                    31

 

LOCAL GOVERNANCE. GROUPS                                                         32

 

ARTICLE 58. GROUP LEADER: FIGURE AND TASKS                                32

 

ARTICLE 59. GROUP COUNCILOR                                                                   32

 

ARTICLE 60. VICE GROUP LEADER                                                                33

 

SUBGROUPS                                                                                          33

 

ARTICLE 61. SUBGROUPS                                                                                  33

 

PDC                                                                                                         33

 

ARTICLE 62. PRESENCES DEPENDENTS ON CENTRAL GOVERNANCE                33

 

CHAPTER VII. ADMINISTRACION OF TEMPORAL GOODS                 34

 

ARTICLE 63. THE GOODS OF THE INSTITUTE                                            34

 

CHAPTER VIII. CONCLUSIÓN                                                                34

 

ARTICLE 64. INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONS                    34

 

ARTICLE 65. BOND OF THE CONSTITUTIONS                                             35

 

ARTICLE 66. FIDELITY AND PERSEVERENCE                                            35

 

RULES

 

CHAPTER I. NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE INSTITUTE                36

 

ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES                                                                 36

 

ARTICLE 2. SERVICE TO THE CHURCH                                                         36

 

ARTICLE 3. IDENTITY                                                                                            36

 

ARTICLE 4. MISSION                                                                                             37

 

ARTICLE 5. IN COMMUNION WITH THE SALESIAN FAMILY                   37

 

CHAPTER II. DIMENSIONS OF THE VOCATION                                   38

 

ARTICLE 6. GENERAL PRINCIPLES                                                                 38

 

ARTICLE 7. THE VOW OF CHASTITY                                                              38

 

ARTICLE 8. EQUILIBRIUM                                                                                    38

 

ARTICLE 9. FAMILIAL AND AFFECTIVE LIFE                                               39

 

ARTICLE 10. CHASTITY AND PERSONAL OPTIONS                                  39

 

ARTICLE 11. THE VOW OF POVERTY                                                             39

 

ARTICLE 12. OUR WORLD                                                                                   39

 

ARTICLE 13. POVERTY AND PERSONAL OPTIONS                                   40

 

ARTICLE 14. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE INSTITUTE                                  40

 

ARTICLE 15. TESTAMENT                                                                                   41

 

ARTICLE 16. OBEDIENCE AND PERSONAL OPTIONS                              41

 

ARTICLE 17. OUR PRESENCE IN THE WORLD                                           42

 

ARTICLE 18. RESERVE                                                                                         42

 

ARTICLE 19. PROFESSIONAL UPDATING                                                     42

 

CHAPTER III. LIFE IN UNION WITH GOD                                              42

 

ARTICLE 20. LIFE OF PRAYER                                                                          43

 

ARTICLE 21. DAILY PRAYER                                                                              43

 

ARTICLE 22. RETREAT                                                                                         43

 

ARTICLE 23. SPIRITUAL EXERCISES                                                              44

 

ARTICLE 24. PRAYER AND COMMUNION                                                     44

 

CHAPTER IV. FRATERNAL LIFE                                                           45

 

ARTICLE 25. GROW IN COMMUNION                                                              45

 

ARTICLE 26. OUR SICK BROTHERS                                                                46

 

ARTICLE 27. REMEMBRANCE OF DECEASED BROTHERS                    46

 

CHAPTER V. LA FORMATION                                                               46

 

ARTICLE 28. DOCUMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO DISCERNMENT        47

 

ARTICLE 29. INDICATIONS FOR THE SOLICITATION OF ADMISSION                                                                                                               47

 

ARTICLE 30. OPINION OF THE PROMOTER                                                 48

 

ARTICLE 31. ADMISSION OF A CANDIDATE                                                 48

 

ARTICLE 32. DOCUMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO INITIAL FORMATION                                                                                                             49

 

ARTICLE 33. DOCUMENTS FOR THE OTHER PHASES OF INITIAL FORMATION                                                                                                             49

 

ARTICLE 34. DOCUMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO PROFESSION           50

 

ARTICLE 35. NORMS FOR PROFESSION                                                      50

 

ARTICLE 36. THOSE CHARGED WITH FORMATION                                  50

 

ARTICLE 37. SELF FORMATION                                                                        51

 

ARTICLE 38. CONTENTS OF FORMATION                                                    51

 

ARTICLE 39. FRATERNAL DIALOGUE                                                             51

 

ARTICLE 40. CONTENT OF FRATERNAL DIALOGUE                                52

 

ARTICLE 41. MODALITY AND MOMENTS OF COLLOQUY                       52

 

ARTICLE 42. DOCUMENTS OF THE INSTITUTE                                          53

 

ARTICLE 43. ACCOMPANIMENT AND SPIRITUAL GUIDE                        53

 

ARTICLE 44. SPIRITUAL ASSISTENCE                                                           53

 

ARTICLE 45. CENTRAL ECCLESIASTICAL ASSISTENT                            54

 

ARTICLE 46. LOCAL ECCLESIASTICAL ASSISTENT                                 54

 

ARTICLE 47. DISPENSATION AND SUSPENSION                                       54

 

CHAPTER VI. THE SERVICE OF AUTHORITY IN THE INSTITUTE      55

 

NORMS FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY                                            55

 

ARTICLE 48. CONVOCATION                                                                              55

 

ARTICLE 49. THE REGULATOR                                                                         55

 

ARTICLE 50. THE MODERATOR                                                                        55

 

ARTICLE 51. CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ASSEMBLY       56

 

ARTICLE 52. THE REGULATIONS                                                                     57

 

ARTICLE 53. DUTIES OF THE ASSEMBLY                                                     57

 

ARTICLE 54. NORMS FOR VOTING                                                                  57

 

ARTICLE 55. ASSUMING POSITION OF THE MODERATOR GENERAL AND HIS COUNCIL                                                                                                  57

 

ARTICLE 56. CLOSING OF THE ASSEMBLY                                                 58

 

CENTRAL GOVERNANCE                                                                      58

 

ARTICLE 57. ACTIVITY OF THE MODERATOR GENERAL AND HIS COUNCIL                                                                                                                    58

 

ARTICLE 58. THE CENTRAL COUNSELORS                                                 58

 

ARTICLE 59. THE VICE MODERATOR GENERAL                                        59

 

ARTICLE 60. THE COUNCILLOR FOR FORMATION                                   59

 

ARTICLE 61. THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATOR                                           59

 

ARTICLE 62. THE CENTRAL SECRETARY                                                     60

 

ARTICLE 63. THE ZONE COORDINATOR                                                       60

 

LOCAL GOVERNANCE                                                                          61

 

ARTICLE 64. THE GROUP                                                                                    61

 

ARTICLE 65. GROUP LEADER                                                                           62

 

ARTICLE 66. GROUP COUNCIL                                                                         62

 

ARTICLE 67. GROUP ADMINISTRATOR                                                         63

 

ARTICLE 68. GROUP SECRETARY                                                                   63

 

ARTICLE 69. THE SUBGROUP                                                                           63

 

ARTICLE 70. THE SUBGROUP COORDINATOR                                           64

 

ARTICLE 71. NORMS FOR THE PDC                                                     64

 

CHAPTER VII. CONCLUSIONS                                                              65

 

ARTICLE 72. VALUE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS AND RULES                  65

 

ARTICLE 73. STUDY OF THE CONSTITUTION                                             65

 

ANALYTICAL INDEX                                                                                              66

 

GENERAL INDEX                                                                                                    88