(ZENIT News / Pontcallec, 16.08.2023).- A former religious of the Dominicans of the Holy Spirit Institute of Pontcallec, France, filed a complaint in that country against Cardinal Marc Ouellet, former Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops. She is seeking rehabilitation as a nun after having been expelled for being considered “too traditionalist,” the reason she gives as the cause of her expulsion.
Marie Ferréol (Christian name: Sabine de La Valette) was expelled in October of 2020 following a Canonical Visit carried out by Father Jean Charles Nault, Mother Emmanuelle Desjobert and Cardinal Ouellet, the one ultimately responsible. The first two are also accused.
The first hearing in this civil case was fixed by the Lorient Court’s President for October 4, 2023. “She had no other choice as this expulsion violates the rules of Civil Law,” said the lawyer of the former religious to La Bussola Quotidiana [The Daily Compass], Adeline Le Gouvello De La Porte.
In regard to the cause, the religious was expelled after 34 years of religious life, without labour rights due to seniority and with no home to go to, they said.
Given that the Institute is also sued civilly, the Dominicans of the Holy Spirit published a press release a few weeks ago, especially as a result of some statements about what is lived in the Community.