The Vatican today published Pope Francis’ new apostolic constitution on women’s contemplative life, Vultum Dei quaerere (Seeking the Face of God).
The document, signed on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29 and released on the new liturgical feast of St. Mary Magdalene, eloquently praises the contemplative vocation and begins by explaining its essential nature, one which offers the world a prophetic sign and is devoted to “exclusively seeking” the face of God.
The apostolic constitution has a chapter devoted to esteem, praise and thanksgiving for contemplative life, and says that women contemplatives in particular have produced “a rich harvest of grace and mercy.”
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