Some Instruments for the study of the Capuchin Constitutions
The following are suggestions of instruments in the English language that can assist in the study of the Capuchin Constitutions, especially for friars in post-novitiate formation and for ongoing formation. The first few instruments assist with studying the first Capuchin Constitutions (1536). The later with studying the current 2012 Constitutions.
The early Capuchin Constitutions:
Linking the Constitutions with Capuchin charism, spirituality and tradition
Current Capuchin Constitutions (2012):
The following is set out in such a way as to follow the genesis of the current (2012) Constitutions. The first instrument below (General Report) chronologically should be placed second last, just before the approved 2012 Constitutions. However, it is placed here because the Report allows for a following of the genesis of the revision of the current Constitutions from before the 2006 General Chapter and including the so called Project 2006 Draft Constitutions and Statutes.
Instruments specific to preparation of the 2012 Constitutions:
N.B. below are the PdR2 Proposals for Revision. PdR1 proposals are not presented. The Explanatory Notes in the PdR2 frequently indicate the textual differences between the First and Second Proposals for Revision. The Explanatory Notes at the end of most articles are very helpful tools for understanding the genesis of the 2012 Constitutions and Statutes.