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Legal Education for Leadership of Religious Institutes and Their Lay Collaborators

YEAR II – Governance of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life

June 12-15, 2023

This event will be hosted in person and online.

To register, please click HERE.



This program offers updated instruction in the contemporary context on the main aspects of canon law and certain aspects of civil law affecting consecrated life. It is intended for present and future leadership teams and lay persons working in the administration of institutes of consecrated life or societies of apostolic life.

Keynote Speakers:

His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General, Synod of Bishops and Sr Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ, Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops - “Religious Life and Synodality:  How to Deploy Synodality in Religious Institutes? What Contribution Can Religious Life Make to Strengthen Synodality in the Church?”.

Guest Speakers:

  • Terrance Carter, LL.B.
  • Karen Cooper, LL.B.
  • Fr Stephen Kappler, Southdown
  • Fr Jesu Pudumai Doss Maria James, sdb
  • Sr Mary Lembo, csc
  • Sr Anne Lewans, OSU
  • Fr Ronald Macdonnell, s.f.m.
  • Sr Bonnie MacLellan, csj
  • Dan Roseman, Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution
  • Joanne Yelle-Weatherall, Canadian Religious Stewardship


  • Alternative Forms of governance
  • Addictions: Recognition, Interventions, Treatment and Post-treatment,
  • Abuse of Power in Religious Institutes
  • Legacy planning: Sustaining Charism and Mission
  • Stewardship of Charism and Mission
  • Interaction Between Civil Law and Canon Law
  • Management and Resolution of Conflict
  • Transferring Legacy Funds Outside Canada
  • Communication and Interaction with the Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

Program Registration - Online Only

  • Open until March 31, 2023

Tuition fees:

  • $ 600.00 (including a $50.00 non-refundable administration fee for cancelation after May 15, 2023)

Accommodation - Saint Paul University Residence Reservations

  • A limited number of rooms is available to participants in the 2023 Legal Education Program.
  • Cost: $130 /suite;
  • Open until April 1, 2023;
  • Contact lcharbonneau@ustpaul.ca

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