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HOW DOES GOD SPEAK ?...

 

 

 

 

   

WHY VOCATIONAL RETREATS ?...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Open letter to all the Called…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TESTIMONIES  V.V.

of those that have then entered into the Community

of the Little V.V.'s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LETTER : To Marry or not to marry ?

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In depth information on our Street Missions at short and long range...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

BEHAVIOUR between V.V. BROTHERS and SISTERS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In depth information on our Formation in general, and on the Priestly V.V. Formation

 

( RELIGIOUS ) VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE...

  

If then they will truly seek the Divine Will, they will be allowed :

a silent experience of " attentive

prayer ", from the minimum of 2 weeks or more,

no less; or we run the risk of

watering the Spirit of GOD, with that of the

world, from which we have gone out.

In fact it is written:

« But the woman was given a pair of

great eagle’s (spiritual) wings to fly to the

desert (of the test) towards the refuge

prepared for her (and for all those who 

will want it) to be nourished for a time

(indeterminate)... far from the serpent (which

is the spirit of the world, that is the sea of people

who do not look for God) ». (ref Rv 12. 14-18)

 

  So, for all those who will come to do a
  period of " silence and careful prayer "

it is obligatory (ref Gen 18,19)  - to obey - with naturalness and

for love, to the spirit of the community. [ ( cfr 1 Cor 1,10 )

Otherwise they be free to return from where they came ]

As for those who, for Divine revelation

will have understood must share their life with

us, I “ the Initiator of the community V.V. ”, I remind them, my self

and my “ little friars and sisters ”, that this is our

" Rule of life " ( inclusive of the

" prologue " and the " various clarifications " ).

" Who will meditate " this - RULE -

" attentively " and - will observe it -, I, little

useless servant…., promise – standing upon

Divine Revelation -  " lots and lots of light " and

# sure SALVATION # (and much, but much more),

to praise and glory

*              of the FATHER                            (eternal)

*              of the SON,                 (obedient example)

*              and of the HOLY SPIRIT          (maternal)

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN !!!

 

                                           VARIOUS CLARIFICATIONS

ON THE NORMS OF ASSUMPTION

(CHAPTER I°)

 

   In the Name of the Lord," Peace be with You " my dearest littlest brothers and sisters....

In regards to those who want to do with us a prolonged experience, or in regards to all those that by Divine Revelation have understood that they must share the brief test of this life with us Little Friars (and Sisters) of Jesus and Mary V.V., before being received or definitely assumed for the prolonged experience of " 6 months " or " for the year of test ", will be diligently, and more diligently examined by the ministers about their Faith of the Catholic Church, about the Sacraments that She administers, and about the Ideals of our Community expressed in all the steps that my imprint brings, which can never, go out of the norms and from the prescriptions of the Holy Roman Catholic, Apostolic Church !

 

    If then those who want to be received for the prolonged experience of 6 months (after the brief experience of 2 or more weeks already quoted inside the rule), yes, if after this brief preamble of entry, they believe all these things, after this, they be received into the prolonged experience. ( and so on for the year of test and to the two years of novice )…

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FOR THOSE THAT FEEL TO UNDERTAKE THE WAY OF PRIESTHOOD

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     In regards then, to all those that feel to undertake the Way of the Priesthood (Latin), here from us, these, after having positively concluded the (simple and) semester period of experience, and after having done a congruous period of discernment, determined in agreement by his Provincial and by his internal Spiritual Guide, yes, if after this, this would be (clearly) the Will of God, that being he undertakes the Priestly studies, << and FIAT >>, let it be happily done to the Will of God.     Amen !

                                                                                                                        

FOR THOSE THAT NEED A LITTLE MORE TIME

 

   In regards then, to those people that at the end of the prolonged experience of 6 months, not yet feeling ready to complete the following step, they may possibly prolong it up until they feel mature to complete this.

   The same discourse, is valid for all those who will have finished the year of test...

 

FOR THOSE THAT ARE OF ‘AGE’ INFERIOR THAN 17 YEARS OR SUPERIOR THAN 60

 

   In regards then, to the age of admission to our novitiate, the age varies, from the minimum of 17 years-old, to the maximum of 60 years. Who does not enter these age limits, will need to get the consent from the local Bishop before being admitted to our novitiate.

 

FOR THOSE MARRIED THAT FEEL TO UNDERTAKE THIS LIFE

 

   In regards then, to those married, that feel to undertake this life for Divine Revelation, receives before the year of test, the positive consent, both of his wife, and of the diocesan Bishop. In a contrary case, persistently pray as do little children to the Madonna, and above all the Lord, a little like did S. Rita of Cascia, nicknamed by many: << the Saint of the impossibles ! >>.

 

FOR THOSE OF OTHER RELIGIOUS FAM.THAT FEEL CALLED HERE

                              

   In regards then, to those that might arrive from other religious Families, if these have not made the perpetual vows yet (in their family) and saying that for Divine Revelation they feel inclined to have an experience with us, or even more feel Called to live with us, according to the criteria described before, they be also welcomed, all being good and blessed.

   In regards to those instead that after having made the perpetual vows (in their family) and even these also say that for Divine Revelation felt pushed to have an experience with us, or even more so if they would feel Called to live with us, beh, since for these, it is: << some what very much >> more delicate, before being welcomed for the year of test, according to the criteria already described, let them be firstly loosened (with a written permission), from the Head of their Family, and above all ( if it’s necessary ) from the diocesan Bishop of which they once where located, and even more getting the positive consent, from our diocesan Bishop in Question; and if it would be like this, so let it be welcomed, a little like St. Anthony of Padua that came into the poor Family of St. Francis of Assisi. Amen !

 

FOR ALL THOSE THAT WANT TO RETURN AFTER HAVING GONE AWAY

 

  In regards then, to those people that, after having interrupted for a subtle temptation or for their own will, the semester period of experience, and then they again would like to return to us, they also can, since it is written: << Eternal is His Mercy ! >> (Ps 135,1), but only after having Confessed (with the Priest), and having asked for the brothers forgiveness, since St. Peter said to Jesus: << Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother… ? Up to seven times? >> And Jesus answered him: << I don't tell you up to seven, but (if he is sorry - Lk 17,3B -) up to seventy times seven >> (Mt 18,21-22), that is for ever !

   And not only, these on their return, "be very cheerfully welcomed", as did the Good Daddy, that " festively welcomed" the return of the prodigal son! (Ref Lk 15, 11-31); then restarting again from the beginning, their prolonged experience.

   The same discourse, is valid for those that after having interrupted for a subtle temptation, or for their own will (the internal - aspirant, year of test, postulant - that is…) the honest year of test, want to return to us, also these equally as the first, let it be done since it is again written: << Eternal is His Mercy ! >> (Ps 135,1), Then later having been welcomed in the same way, also these, (after having newly received the clothes of the test) shall restart again from the beginning the year of test.

   The same discourse, eventually is valid also for the Novices and for the Confirmed, since again it is written: <<  Eternal is His Mercy ! >> (Ps 135,1), but with a sweet…

             

BUT HOWEVER WITH A SWEET "ADMONISHMENT", THAT IS VALID FOR ALL

 

   to start eventually, from me the first, since so says the Lord: << Who puts hand to the plough and then turns back, is not worthy for the Kingdom of Heaven >> ref (Lk 9,62). Then, if we want to reign in Paradise, let us think now, that is, time of Mercy, because "surprisingly", will be time of judgment ! And each will pick up what will have sowed, no more, no less ! (ref Gal 6,7-8)  Amen !

 

     Then having said this, before letting go or << turning back >> (ref Lk 9,62), we Beg the Lord, that this does not happen to us, so that for such motives also says St. Peter; and that is: << It would have been better for them not to have known the Way of Justice, rather than, after having known it, turning their back to the Holy Precepts that were entrusted to them. What they have done is exactly what the proverb says: The dog has returned to its vomit and the washed sow has returned to wallow in the mud >>. (2 Pt 2,21-22)

 

 

P.S.

 

       Therefore , “ If you want ” ( ref Mt 19, 21..) get up and “ come ” pray with us in Catholic Church ( ref Ep 3, 21 ), and practice concretely with us on the streets ( ref Mk 6, 7-13; Lk 8, 2-3 ..), and you’ll see many miracle of conversion etc.. ( ref Act 3, 6-8 ).

 

 

but if you desire to contact us, << to DO AN experience >> with us, remember that:

 

 

                 We don't have anything, no telephone, no fax, no home ( cf. Mt 8, 20 ),

           but for every eventuality, write to this address,

           leaving your phone number and some one will contact us,

           so that, later, one of us will contact you as soon as possible.

  

                   ( Therefore, we are actually in 4 Diocese in the world
                    and at Rome only for study) such as:
                   In little groups in Northern, Southern and Western Italy,
                   and the the United States...
                   therefore  --- "on the Planet Earth".

                   but soon to be, with the Grace of God, in the never ending eternal space,

                   from one star to the next and on the luminous way of the Blessed Glorious 
                   Immortality !... So, if you want to contact us, write to the address as above said ):

 

 

                   vocations@poorfriars.net

            ( leave your telephone number if you're interested in having a vocational experience )

 

                   adpvvgroupsofprayer@gmail.com           

                   For all missions; in regards to those in Africa,
                   or the Parish or Diocesan Missions please refer to the first address
                   vocations@poorfriars.net

 

 

 

     is Our mission (that is our work) is: to announce to the world << Christ died and Resurrected >>  through poor Living Leaflets, that is through – a luminous Example of Life ! – ( ref Jn 13, 15 ). Would you help us to do so, with “your life” ? Jesus says: “No one has a greater Love than this: to give his life for his own friends” (Jn 15, 13) !  “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” ( ref Lk 10, 2 ), and the world is big to go around; would you like to “ travel with us in total providence ” ( ref Mk 6, 7-13 ), to announce the Saviour to the world, first with your life and then with words ??? Write, the Prize is GREAT (ref Mt 5,19; Mt 19, 21. 27-30 ) ! Reflect … Now is time to Act ! 

 

 

 

 

P.P.S. 

 

For what ever be the doubt, we’re always at your disposition, you only need to contact us in the way above indicated, and for the rest, let’s all remember as said a great Carmelite Saint, or rather Saint Edith Stein : << At the end of this life, the most greatest remorse will be that of not having died saint! >>. Therefore, 

 

Pace e Bene ( Peace and Good ) and above all Best wishes of Holiness !, given that as it’s also written : << This is the Will of God, you Sanctification! >>. ( ref 1 Tes 4,3a ). Amen ! ...

 

 

Here, two sisters walking along…

For the Experience V.V. of 6 months and

for the year of test…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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