Pope Francis

Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei quaerere on women's contemplative life,  [7/22/2016]

Cor Orans Implementing Instruction of the Apostolic Constitution "Vultum Dei Quaerere" on Women's Contemplative Life [3/16/2018]

Pope John Paul II

The Consecrated Life (Vita Consecrata) [Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, 3/25/1996]

Redemptionis Donum To Men and Women Religious on Their Consecration in the Light of the Mystery of the Redemption [Apostolic Exhortation, 3/25/1984]

Pope Paul VI

On the Renewal of the Religious Life According to the Teaching of the Second Vatican Council [6/29/1971]

Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life (Perfectae Caritatis) [10/28/1965]

The Celibacy of the Priest (Sacerdotalis Caelibatus) [6/24/1967]

Lumen Gentium Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Chapter VI “Religious” [11/21/1964]

Pope Pius XII

Sponsa Christi (Spouse of Christ) [Apostolic Constitution 11/21/1950]

Sacra Virginitas Encyclical on Consecrated Virginity [3/25/1954]

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL)

Essential Elements in the Church's Teaching on Religious Life as Applied to Institutes Dedicated to Works of the Apostolate [3/31/1983]

Mutuae Relationes Directives for the Mutual Relations Between Bishops and Religious in the Church [5/14/1978]