A religious council is composed of a few determinate members elected in the chapter or appointed by the competent superior to hel in the governance of the institute at different levels.
When the religious council involved, whether for asking consent or advice, the superior must convene the council in accordance with canon.
The counsel and advice is not binding on superior. consulting the council members takes the form of a consultative vote which does not oblige the superior.
when the law asks for consent, it is understood that the superior cannot act validly without adhering to the majority vote of the council members.
The religious community must live in a legitimately constituted house: in conformity with Canon law and proper law. Under the authority of a superior, designated according to the norm of law. Must have an oratory where the Eucharist is celebrated and reserved as centre of the community.