Dr. Edward Peters 

To work for the proper implementation of canon law is to play an extraordinarily

constructive role in continuing the redemptive mission of Christ. Pope John Paul II







1983 Code



1917 Code


 Liber Extra



 Eastern Code


1152 x 864


2 apr 2017

Societas Sancti Raymundi / Society of St. Raymond


The West in general, and the Catholic Church in particular, seem to be passing through a period of marked antinomianism, that is, a disinterest in and even a disdain for law. The Society of St. Raymond is an informal association of persons who, in the spirit of Canon 1752, strive, through personal prayer and professional exercise, to assist in the renewal of canonical expertise and faithful legal service in the Catholic Church.


Beatus vir, qui non abiit in consilio impiorum, et in via peccatorum non stetit, et in conventu derisorum non sedit: Sed in lege Domini voluntas eius, et in lege eius meditabitur die ac nocte. Psalmus I, 1-2.

St. Raymond


Invoking the patronage of St. Raymond of Peņafort, Patron of Canonists, the SSR invites all of those interested in assisting with the renewal of canonical expertise and services in the Catholic Church to commit to personal prayer and professional exercises in pursuit of those goals. Some examples of this commitment would include:

  • daily prayer for those learning, practicing, administering, and teaching canon law;

  • daily reading of the text of canon law and commentaries thereon;

  • taking advantage of occasions to explain and promote the role of canon law in the life of the Church;

  • lending prayerful and/or practical support to learned societies and programs promoting a proper understanding of canon law in the life of the Church;

  • offering special prayers, especially the Liturgy of the Hours, for the souls of deceased canonists.