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  • n. The release of a monk (or nun) from his religious vows and his subsequent return to the outside world


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  • Granada, from which its austere anchorites had been driven by the barbarous decree of exclaustration (1835), was acquired and restored by the Jesuits, who have established in it their novitiate for New

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • For example, if a sister asked for a period of exclaustration (meaning living on her own outside the monastery) a novice would be told when that decision is finalized because obviously this is one of her sisters and she would notice when she left!


  • The investigation was also prompted by a priest's unusual exclaustration request to Cardinal Ruini.

    Clerical Whispers

  • This instruction resulted in the submission of a 25 page extraordinary appeal for exclaustration submitted to Cardinal Ruini, May 16, 2007.

    Clerical Whispers

  • As I must mention confidential matters while articulating my grave need for exclaustration, I am additionally frankly reluctant to request exclaustration from my own internal superiors.

    Clerical Whispers

  • Yet, my need for exclaustration is a matter of urgency.

    Clerical Whispers

  • I do not wish that my confidential life be publically revealed and that I would be publically humiliated simply because I am requesting an exclaustration. "

    Clerical Whispers

  • "I had explained to Msgr. Moretti that, due to the incompetent states of my own superiors, my request for exclaustration could not possibly be processed in a proper manner.

    Clerical Whispers


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