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THE PATRIMONY OF THE SONS OF ST. ANNE

THE PATRIMONY OF THE ASSOCIATION SSA
1.1MEANING OF A PATRIMONY
Vatican II has talked about the variety of charismatic gifts as a constitutive of the nature and the life of the church. (Lumen Gentium 4a, 12b. Ad Gentes 4, ), but has never used in explicit way the term “CHARISM” in relationship to religious institutes and institutes of consecrated life in general.
The word charism that is present in the last scheme in preparation to the code in 1992, is replaced in the Code with the GIFT Can 577. “NATURE”, “CHARACTER” and “FINALITY” Can 588 “PATRIMONY” Can 631.1 Finality, Spirit, character can 722.2 are the forms used already by Vat.II which talks about primordial spirit of the institutes, their own portrait, of their own functions, of patrimony of each institute. LG 45a, PC 2a, b.
The placing of the word CHARISM has been made because from juridical point of view it seemed to ramble, not specific but rather difficulties to determine it, what cannot happen with NATURE, FINALITY, CHARACTER, S…