|Bishop W. Keane Papers
1796.04/38/1860 Bishop P. Cullen's reply to Bishop W. Keane's enquiry relating to nuns. He doesn't know when the custom of allowing nuns to pass from one convent to another `was introduced here'. He knows a few cases have been for reason of health. He refers to the Council of Trent rule. Popes since then have made the rule of enclosure more strict, and declared that no new convent can be established without the consent of the Holy See, and that every new establishment must have endowments sufficient to maintain twelve religious. He discusses the situation in the Archdiocese. He thinks nuns have a great deal too much liberty. He thinks that greater strictness should be applied, especially in regard to sisters who have no enclosure and whom he considers travel too much, 23 June 1860.
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