Loreto canon lawyer returns to Rome

Former Loreto international leader, Sr Mary Wright IBVM, heads to Rome this week to take up a post as a canon lawyer with the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

Sr Wright, who has a doctorate in Canon Law from St Paul University, Ottawa, as well as degrees in Science, Education and Theology, will be working in the Vatican department which is responsible for religious orders and institutes worldwide.

She previously spent eight years there as Loreto Sisters General Superior, returning to Australia only last year.

"I am looking forward to working with religious institutes from all over the world, and especially in developing countries. I am also excited about returning to Rome, which is such a fascinating and beautiful city," Sr Wright said.

Although confident in Italian, she will be based in the English-speaking section, which serves most of Africa and Asia, the Pacific region, North America, as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Congregation deals mostly with legal questions, including Constitutions and property, to assist religious leaders in ensuring that the structures and assets of their institutes are maintained in a healthy condition, and used for the benefit of the Church's ministry.

Christine Burke, Provincial Leader, Loreto Sisters Australia, said, "We will miss her greatly and we pray that this work calls on her many talents and provides a life giving context."

Sr Wright leaves for Rome this week and commences her new role in November for a term of five years.


Loreto sister heads to Rome (Loreto News, 23/10/08)


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