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( STATUTE Ch. 4 - Common Life)

 

COMMON LIFE BETWEEN ONLY THE BROTHERS AND ONLY THE SISTERS  


4,1 The Little Friars shall observe the common life among themselves (cf. CIC 665, §1) within their own cloisters, as described in the horarium established by the local servant superior and by his council, according to the necessity of the Spirit; so that (with some exceptions - cf. CIC 665, §1; cf. Ch. 3,2), the friars share everything: prayer, meals, apostolate, work, and above all participating in the Eucharist together (cf. Ch. 3,2c), at least if they are not excused for some valid reason.

 

 

4,2 The common life among - only - the Little Nuns follows the same regulations given for the common life among only the brothers.

 

4,3 No Little Friar, on his own or accompanied, can ever enter into the residence of the Little Nuns (or vice versa), except with a possible permission of the local servant superior, for justifiable motives.

    

 

COMMON ACTIVITIES BETWEEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS

 

4,4 [We are a mixed community, working together but living in completely separated housing.] The moments in common between brothers and sisters unfold in the following ways:

 

IN THE INTERNAL CENACLE

 

4,5 The brothers and sisters can have the possibility, according to the horarium established in common, not only of praying together and sharing their meals in the common place denominated the "internal cenacle" (as well as working together, when necessary), but above all of being able, as far as possible, to share even daily their wonderful experiences of the Lord, after the example of the Apostles (cf. Acts 1:14; 2:46).

     

 

IN OUR TRAVELS

 

4,6 In our travels, as far as possible, the friars always travel by hitchhiking in pairs and bare of all things superfluous, as the Lord advised us more than once (cf. Mt. 10:5-14; Lk. 10:1-11). In the cases when the sisters also travel (cf. Lk. 8:1-2; Jn. 2:12), the friars should always make an appeal to prudence, never leaving the sisters without due protection (cf. Tob. 5:17; Gal. 4:14b). 

 

 

 

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