Provida Mater Ecclesia

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Provida Mater Ecclesia (February 2, 1947) was an Apostolic Constitution by Pope Pius XII.[1] The constitution address the origins and development of the evangelical counsels.[1]

Along with Primo Feliciter and Cum Sanctissimus the constitution Provida Mater Ecclesia provided the basis for Catholic secular institutes to receive their own legislation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition by Jordan Aumann 1985 ISBN 0722019173 page 272