PETITIONS TO THE CONGREGATION OF THE COUNCIL
FOR RELEASE FROM MONASTIC VOWS, 1668-1793

Abbreviations

Sources

Ant Giovanni Carlo Antonelli, Tractatus posthumus de iuribus et oneribus clericorum. Rome: Gaetano Zenobi & Giorgio Placho, 1699.
ANV II Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Archivio della Nunziatura di Venezia II, Processus.
DIP Dizionario degli istituti di perfezione, ed. Guerrino Pellicia and Giancarlo Rocca. 10 vols. Rome: Edizioni Paoline, 1974-2003.
DSCC Decreta Sacrae Congregazionis Concilii. [Rome]: n.pr., 1703-08.
LD Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Congr. Concilio (SCC), Libri Decretorum.
Pall Salvatore Pallottini, "Professione religionsa." In Pallottini, Collectio omnium conclusionum et resolutionum quae in causis propositis apud Sacram Congregationem cardinalium S. Concilii Tridentini interpretum prodierent, 17 vols. in 16 (Rome: Congregazione di Propaganda Fide, 1868-93), 15: 375-508.
Pos Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Congr. Concilio (SCC), Positiones.
Pos Sess Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Congr. Concilio (SCC), Positiones (Sessiones).
PRP Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Congr. Concilio (SCC), Parva Regesta (Positiones).
QCM Benedict XIV, Pope, Questiones canonicas et morales. In Benedict XIV, Opera omnia, vols. 12-13. Prato: Aldina, 1844-45.
ThR Thesaurus Resolutionum Sacrae Congregationis Concilii. 167 vols. Urbino: Girolamo Mainardi, 1741-60; Rome: Bernabò & Lazzarini, 1761-76; Rome: Reverenda Camera Apostolica, 1777-1908.
Urs D Domenico Ursaya, Disceptationes ecclesiasticae. 9 vols. Vols 1-5, 2 parts each, Rome: various publishers, 1716-33; Venice: Baglioni, 1724. Vols. 6-9, 2 parts each, Venice: Baglioni, 1728-36.
Urs P Pompeo Ursaya, Miscellaneum sacrum et profanum, canonicum et civile. 2 vols. Venice: Baglioni, 1726-33.

 

Monastic Affiliations

Annun Annunciade nun (Péano, DIP 1:658-62)
AugCan Augustinian canoness
August Augustinian nun (Rano, DIP 1:155-90)
B Barnabite priest (Erba, DIP 2:945-74)
Ben Benedictine nun (Lunardi, DIP 1:1222-46)
Carm Carmelite nun, Ancient Observance (Catena, DIP 2:511-22)
CCM Caracciolan Clerk Minor (Dortel-Clodot, DIP 2:906)
Cist Cistercian nun (Lekai, DIP 2:1063-65)
Clar Clarisse (Poor Clare) nun (Odoardi and Frascadore, DIP 4:180-216)
ClarObs Observant Clarisse nun (Odoardi and Frascadore, DIP 4:180-216)
Constantin Constantinian knight = Order of S. George (Rocca, DIP 8:471)
Convert reformed prostitute nun (Cuesta, Leclercq, DIP 5:801-13)
CRLat Lateran Canon (Egger, DIP 2:101-07)
CRMI Clerk Regular Ministers to the Sick (Sannazzaro, DIP 2:912-24)
CRSA Augustinian Canon Regular (Morán, DIP 1:268-71)
CRSAnt Augustinian Canon Regular of St. Antoine de Vienne (Ruffino, DIP 2:134-41)
CRSom Somascan priest (Bianchini, DIP 2:975-78)
CRSSJ Canoness Regular of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem (Hereswitha, DIP 2:38-41)
CRT Theatine priest (Andreu, DIP 2:978-99)
DiscCarm Discalced Carmelite nun (Macca, DIP 2:423-54)
Dom Dominican nun (Redigonda, DIP 3:780-93)
DomTert Dominican Tertiary nun (Venchi, DIP 3:793-94)
FranTert Franciscan Tertiary nun (Pazzelli and Rocca, DIP 9:1077-84)
Hier Hieronymite nun (Ignacio de Madrid, DIP 4:1098-1100)
IBVM Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (English Lady) nun (Welter, DIP 5:129-32)
Jer St. John of Jerusalem nun
Minim Minim nun (Galuzzi, DIP 5:1346-48)
OAD Discalced Augustinian Hermit friar (Barbagallo, DIP 1:404-15)
OAPP Augustinian Hermit friar, Congregation of fra Pietro di Pisa (Galuzzi, DIP 3:1192-93)
OBI Basilian monk (Giannini, DIP 1:1081-82)
OCamald Camaldolensian monk (Cacciamani, DIP 1:1718-25)
OCarm Carmelite friar, Ancient Observance (Saggi, DIP 2:460-76)
OCarmMantua Carmelite friar, Congregation of Mantua (Saggi, DIP 2:462-63)
OCarth Carthusian monk (Un certosino, Dubois, DIP 2:782-802, 802-21)
OCD Discalced Carmelite friar (Macca, DIP 2:523-602)
OCelest Celestine monk (Cattana, DIP 2:732-35)
OCist Cistercian monk (Lekai, DIP 2:1058-98)
OCistR Refomed Cistercian monk (Feuillant) (O'Dea, DIP 2:1101-06)
OdeC Military Order of Christ (Cocheril and Mattoso, DIP 3:266-68)
OdeM Mercedarian friar (Rubino, DIP 5:1219-32)
OESA Augustinian Hermit friar (Rano, DIP 1:278-381)
OFM Franciscan friar, branch unspecified (Di Fonzo, DIP 4:823-38)
OJes Jesuate friar (Guarnieri, DIP 4:1116-30)
OMCap Capuchin friar (Melchiorre da Pobladura, DIP 2:203-52)
OMConv Conventual Franciscan friar (Odoardi, DIP 3:1-94)
OMDiscAlc Discalced Franciscan friar, Alcánatara (Odoardi and Matanic, DIP 1:472-78)
OMinim Minim friar (Galluzzi, DIP 5:1356-61)
OMObs Observant Franciscan friar (Schmitt, DIP 6:1022-35)
OMRecol Recollect Franciscan friar (Péano, DIP 7:1307-22)
OMRef Reformed Franciscan friar (Sbardella, DIP 7:1723-48)
OMStrictObs Franciscan friar of the Stricter Observance (Schmitt, DIP 6:1022-35)
OP Dominican friar (Redigonda, DIP 6:923-70)
OPraem Premonstratensian canon (Valvekens, DIP 7:720-45)
OPraemSO Premonstratensian canon of the Stricter Observance (Valvekens, DIP 7:720-45)
OSAColor Augustinian friar, Congregation of Monte Colorito (Rano, DIP 1:319)
OSB Benedictine monk, congregation unspecified (Picasso and Zaramella, DIP 1:1284-1306)
OSBCas Benedictine monk, Congregation of Montecassino (Pepi, DIP 8:694-702)
OSBClun Benedictine monk, Congregation of Cluny (Leclercq, DIP 2:1198-1200)
OSBMel Benedictine monk, Congregation of Melida (Tribaut de Morembert, DIP 5: 1153)
OSBMv Benedictine monk, Congregation of Montevergine (Mongelli, DIP 6:110-13)
OSBOliv Benedictine monk, Congregation of Monte Oliveto (Picasso, DIP 2: 1493-96)
OSBSilv Benedictine monk, Silvestrine (Di Nicola, Pompel, and Paoli, DIP 8: 1507-19)
OSH Hieronymite friar (Ignacio de Madrid, DIP 4:1100-05)
OSJD Hospitaler of St. John of God (Fatebenefratelli) (Botifoll, DIP 6:982-88)
OSJJ Hospitaler of St. John of Jerusalem (Knight of Malta) (Oumanoff and Rocca (DIP 8:1934-45)
OSM Servite friar (Borntrager and Branchesi, DIP 8:1398-1423)
OSSS Hospitaler of Santo Spirito in Sassia (Rano, DIP 6:994-1014)
OSST Trinitarian friar (Cipollone, DIP 9:1330-71)
OVall Vallombrosan monk (Vasaturo, DIP 9:1692-1702)
SchP Scolopian (Piarist) priest (Ausenda, DIP 2:927-45)
SG Soeur Grise: uncloistered nursing following Franciscan Rule
SJ Jesuit priest (Fois, DIP 2 (1267-87)
TOR Third Order Franciscan friar (Pazzelli and Rocca, DIP 9:1077-87)
Urs Ursuline nun (Montagna and Ledóchowska, DIP 6:834-58)

 

Frequent Actions

a et amplius hanc causam non proponi mandavit : case may not be brought before SCC again
ad advertatur: alert members of SCC that new materials available
am ad (iuxta) mentem: decision to made by pope (or, if so specified, secretary or prefect of SCC)
archbp archbishop
bp bishop
cp coadiuventur probationes: supporting evidence to be furnished
d dilata, distulit propositionem, distulit resolutionem: decision postponed
id in decisis: previous decision stands
ip iterum proponatur: case to be presented again
lec lectum: petition received and read
loc sup local superior of order
n non proposita: case on agenda but not discussed
np nullitas professionis: nullity of profession
Nullius area under control of Benedictine abbey (not diocese)
o ostendatur: distribute materials to members of SCC
ord ordinary to conduct processo in consultation with local superior
pf ponatur in folio: put in file
pg pro gratia: by pope's personal decision, released from monastic vows but must remain secular priest
pdi prout de iure: ordinary to act immediately
prd praevio recessu a decisis: pending final decision by pope
rh reassumptu habitu, redeat ad claustra et deinde supplicet: having put habit back on, return to monastic house and then petition
rii restitutio in integrum: restitution to lay status
Si datam constitution of Benedict XIV (18 Mar 1748) regularizing procedure in cases of np and rii
sS supplicet Sanctissimo: must petition pope
u uniatur: add to file
uip ut in positione: recorded in Positiones (seldom to be found there)