GROUPS OF PRAYER A.D.P.-V.V. ...
Why do these new A.D.P. –V.V groups of prayer exist - that is, these Groups called the Allies of the Little Friars and Nuns of Jesus and Mary? (the answer is below, after the poster...)
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These new ADP-VV groups of prayer - drawing from what our founder said in a radio interview in Rome (with Radio Mater) - "take some inspiration from Saint Francis of Assisi, when many lay people (seeing this life that so closely followed the Gospel, in every respect...) said to Saint Francis of Assisi – as today they also say to me and my brothers and sisters: 'But how can we also live your lifestyle today, which is so poor and so difficult?' 'Don’t worry,' responded Saint Francis, 'there is also a place for you!' So he was inspired to create the Franciscan Third Order, where many laypeople fascinated with his lifestyle could attain to this marvelous Spirituality, closely following the Gospel.
In a similar way, the Madonna repeatedly helped me (along with the brothers and sisters) understand, through the many requests of many families and individuals, that there was a need to make it possible for many people join us in our lifestyle, which was and is the desire of so many. We all prayed together to understand concretely what was to be done...and so also here, we started to fulfill this need presented to us by the Spirit. We immediately started with the first interested group of Prayer, and it has been a continual explosion of grace. In a few years we have gone from zero to having innumerable groups of prayer in all of Italy and elsewhere...all inscribed (cf. Enrollment form below) and all of whom have already promised to try to go regularly to the Sacraments (especially to Holy Confession and to receive Holy Communion on Sundays). They also try to pray the Meditated Holy Rosary once a week in their group, and to do good works whenever possible (this also includes helping us in our great work of Evangelization…)." Above all they must persevere in the prayer that the Lord may send us many workers to care for the many and abundant fruits by which we recognize the good tree (cf. Luke 6:44), because the harvest is growing even more abundant, and the workers are always few! But we give thanks to Heaven for those that there are (those who are totally consecrated). They are beautiful and young, as Holy Scripture says: "Certainly children are a gift from God, the fruit of the womb, a grace. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children born in one’s youth" (Ps 127:3-4), because through their youthful life they get straight to the heart, acting purely on the Gospel (by which they want to reach Holiness at any cost – cf. 1 Thess. 4:3a), getting through to the hearts of all, and often also to the hardest of hearts! … Above all, through the armor of the Prayer that Our Lady of Fatima has given to all the spiritual children: "Do you want to offer Prayers and Sacrifices for the conversion of sinners? Look, many souls go to hell because there is no one who sacrifices themselves and intercedes for them!..." (cf. Fatima 19th August 1917).
Especially because of this, a part of the VV Rule says this regarding our A.D.P. – V.V. Prayer Groups:
"Regarding all those - touched by the Spirit - who (in one way or in another)… would like to concretely be a part of our V.V. Prayer groups called 'THE ALLIES OF THE LITTLE ONES'…: they should first have it explained to them how the existing groups function. Then, if their insistence or interest for the Prayer is seen, they should fill out, in simplicity and complete freedom, the form (found here), where in a few words we will explain everything in regards to the organization of the local groups, and even more importantly, the simple promises to make to Mary, Mother of Jesus, for the Greater Glory of God and the Salvation of the Most Souls Possible - for this is the Aim and the Eternal Crown of our Faith" (cf. 1 Pt. 1:9). Amen !
For information write to :
The Little Friars and Nuns V.V. of Jesus and Mary, but always remember that :
We do not possess anything (Cf. Matt 8:20),
but all that we use was lent to us, so in any case you
may write to one of these addresses, leaving your phone number
in "our email" or on the phone for the leaders of our Groups of Prayer
so that one of us may get in touch with you as soon as possible.
(We are currently in 4 Dioceses of the world (in Rome only for studies):
In little groups in the North, South and West of Italy,
and in the United States...
so --- "on Planet Earth"...
and soon, with the Grace of God, in the eternal space
between one star and another on the luminous way of Blessed and Glorious Immortality!...
So if you want to get in touch, as we already said, write to one of these addresses):
CONTACT DETAILS ...
In order to create a new Prayer Group or for more information about the Groups, you may write to one of our consecrated leaders of the ADP-VV Groups :
- Sr. Stella (Consecrated leader of all ADP-VV Prayer Groups) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sr. Cometa (Consecrated vice leader for all ADP-VV Prayer Groups) email@example.com
- Sr. Teresa (Secretary and first Auxiliary for all ADP-VV Groups) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sr. Effata (Consecrated leader of all English- speaking ADP-VV Prayer Groups) email@example.com
For more urgent cases or for more information on our Groups, you may call our
Laity responsible for our Prayer Groups:
- Fittante Riccardo (Resp. Generale Laico per tutti i Gruppi di preghiera ADP-VV) 333 / 94184
- Angela Greco (Resp. Generalessa Laica per tutti i Gruppi ADP-VV) 0984 / 412223
- The “ADP-VV Marian Groups of Prayer ” are also on facebook. The following are our
only official, confirmed, and guaranteed pages:
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