Seems he was in a convent.
Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley issued a statement saying Law would have been happy to live a quiet life, but “the Holy Father has assigned him to a Church in Rome, the original task of Cardinals. We pray that God will bless Cardinal Law in the ministry he takes up.”
Law had lived at the Maryland convent since shortly after his resignation as archbishop Dec. 13, 2002. But he has remained a priest of the archdiocese – a designation given every bishop who moves to a new area.