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Provida Mater Ecclesia (February 2, 1947) was an Apostolic Constitution by Pope Pius XII. The constitution address the origins and development of the Evangelical counsels.
Along with Primo Feliciter and Cum Sanctissimus the constitution Provida Mater Ecclesia provided the basis for Catholic secular institutes to receive their own legislation.
- ^ a b c Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition by Jordan Aumann 1985 ISBN 0722019173 page 272