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INSTITUTES OF THE SISTERS OF SAN SISTO
AND STATUTES OF THE SISTERS OF SAINT MARY MAGDALEN
Edited by Andre Simon
Translated by Sr. Mary Martin Jacobs, O.P.
“Just as in the very beginning of the new-born church, the mulitide of believers was of one heart and mind, and held everything in common, so you ought to have one set of customs and one manner of life in the house of the Lord."
?from the Prologue of the Institutes of the Sisters of San Sisto of Rome
The thirteenth century documents contained in this slim but important volume are the only translations available in English from the original Latin of the primitive legislation of the Nuns of the Order of Preachers. Following the lead of Mother Marie Rosaria Hiett, O.P. (1906-2005), and her 1969 first-ever English translation (from the French) of the Rule of San Sisto, Sr. Mary Martin offers this new translation, not only for the benefit of historians and others interested in the life of the early Nuns, but for the Nuns themselves as they return anew to the sources of their life during their Eighth Centenary.
Translated, designed, published and printed by our monastery and available for $10 from our online Giftshop! This is a fascinating book!