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Franciscan Feasts
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Sr. Emmanuella
Nov 14, 2021
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Free miraculous medals and holy cards
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Sr. Emmanuella
Oct 15, 2021
These all gone?
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Has anyone here taken an oath against modernism?
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Sr. Emmanuella
Sep 24, 2021
Follow up. This is my plan, join if you will, NO pressure at ALL... Sorry I got a bit carried away perhaps. I liked this idea... And didn't know Pius X was a Third Order Franciscan!! Novena beginning feast of St. Michael to finish with oath on Our Lady of the Rosary so long as studying answers rather than raises questions (at this point in time I'm not entirely sure what modernism is, except 'bad' lol, and an oath's a pretty serious thing...) Each day, this novena: https://www.stpiusxcc.org/media/1/21/Novena%20to%20Pope%20Pius%20X.pdf Because I also don't know St. Pius X very well, only bare bones of his story. Study for each day: Oath and preliminary reading of Lamentabili Sane https://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius10/p10lamen.htm Pascendi Dominici Gregis 1-8 https://www.vatican.va/content/pius-x/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-x_enc_19070908_pascendi-dominici-gregis.html PDG 9 -17 PDG 18-28 PDG 29-38 PDG 39-43 PDG 44 -58 Return to study of Lamentabili Sane and oath to consolidate thought / prayerfully consider Finish Novena and (God willing - to be confirmed) take oath If I have any questions at all remaining I won't take the oath at the end as I don't have a regular confessor here yet (it seems no one in the traditional chaplaincy speaks enough English and I'm wandering from priest to priest a bit until God's will is clear as to where I should stop - or maybe I just need to get on and learn Polish!!). In that case I'm not sure when I can get clarity/permission. Maybe I'll email my last confessor in Geneva... If everything's very clear, however, then I think full steam ahead with the oath... Anyone have thoughts/ideas/comments? God bless
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Various Prayers of St. Francis (aide to St. Michael's Lent)
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Sr. Emmanuella
Sep 24, 2021
On this note!!! Kinda - but I think this isn't necessary to start a new thread for. So recently I applied to join the Confraternity of St Peter. I put a big note at the start of my application form that I didn't want to do it if it was incompatible with a third order membership and the chaplain assured me this was not the case. Which made sense, since religious are allowed to join, but wasn't stated explicitly and I wanted to be certain... ANYWAY! They say a decade of the Rosary plus a prayer for the FSSP each day (I'll post it at the end for reference) and the whole idea got me thinking. Actually I've been thinking about this since the end of the Rosary novena pretty much. I know we pray for the friars, but could we find/ask Friar Anthony for a specific prayer FOR them that we could pray daily? Maybe such a thing is already in these books that we will get, i don't know... I just find having a daily prayer makes the thing particularly intentional and focused... thoughts? Here's the CSP prayer to give you an idea of the kind of thing it might be - but FRANCISCAN! Following a decade of the Rosary: V. Remember, O Lord, Thy congregation. R. Which Thou hast possessed from the beginning. Let us pray. O Lord Jesus, born to give testimony to the Truth, Thou who lovest unto the end those whom Thou hast chosen, kindly hear our prayers for our pastors. Thou who knowest all things, knowest that they love Thee and can do all things in Thee who strengthenest them. Sanctify them in Truth. Pour into them, we beseech Thee, the Spirit whom Thou didst give to Thy apostles, who would make them, in all things, like unto Thee. Receive the homage of love which they offer up to Thee, who hast graciously received the threefold confession of Peter. And so that a pure oblation may everywhere be offered without ceasing unto the Most Holy Trinity, graciously enrich their number and keep them in Thy love, who art one with the Father and the Holy Ghost, to whom be glory and honour forever. Amen.
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Breaking Silence
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Poverty
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Sr. Emmanuella
Jul 11, 2021
It's funny having practically no money is actually one of my biggest hindrances in living the rule properly in the immediate (now that I'm kinda in one place - before when I was moving every few weeks it was difficult to establish a regular horarium but that's pretty regulated now thank God). E.g. I can't really just go out and buy a few new skirts that are (in fairness, a couple of inches) longer than the ones I have. I can't replace my phone... in time these things will need replacing anyway, and then I can look at the specs for what we should have - but for now I know it would be extravagant and risky for me to be buying new ones when I have to buy food and pay rent... I'm not saying what I'm doing is perfect, but I do believe that Jesus has called me to this and will give me what I need to fulfil things more aptly as time goes on, it's just a matter of trusting Him and following on with the call where one is at, always being prepared to give more... and my point is: if I can't yet do things we're explicitly told to do because I have to wait until I have the money and opportunity I really don't think your friend should worry about stepping into the unknown as regards simplicity and detachment and what the spirit of the Franciscan Order might ask of him. God meets us all where we're at when He calls us to where He's taking us, and He'll make it clear which sacrifices He's asking for when regarding material detachment etc... the Third Order isn't a mousetrap!! I would say maybe to your other friend that one should also be wary of giving too many cautions and risking frightening people away early on in discernment. A beauty of how the Church goes about these things is that whilst we start to learn live the rule now there's a process of becoming acquainted with its ins and outs and what it means in our life that happens not before but during formation. In a sense everything before investiture, and in some degree before profession, is still discernment. One makes a resolution in beginning, but the formal commitment comes after that resolution has time to be tested and for that it's probably better if your friend knows what it's like to be part of the community, what the friars and talks are like and not just what the demands are... so often the best thing is just to jump in!
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Legion of Mary What is the Traditionalist view of the LOM? Can active or auxiliary legionaries be MFM Third Order members?
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Legion of Mary What is the Traditionalist view of the LOM? Can active or auxiliary legionaries be MFM Third Order members?
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Legion of Mary What is the Traditionalist view of the LOM? Can active or auxiliary legionaries be MFM Third Order members?
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