O.C.S.O. Decentralization and the
Search for Identity: 1946-1985
A Review Essay
By Armand Veilleux, o.c.s.o.
On July 6, 1987, Sister Colette Friedlander, a Cistercian nun from the monastery of Laval, France, brilliantly defended her doctoral dissertation in Canon Law at the Institut Catholique of Paris. The title was "The Constitution of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance from 1946 to 1985: Legislative Evolution and Functioning of the Institutions". The present publication is a photostatic reproduction of the manuscript of the dissertation.