( RELIGIOUS ) VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE...
If then they will truly seek the Divine Will, they will be allowed :
a quiet experience of " attentive
prayer " for a minimum of 2 weeks or more,
no less; otherwise, we run the risk of
watering down the Spirit of GOD with that of the
world which we have left behind.
In fact, it is written:
« But to the woman were given two (spiritual) wings
of the great Eagle, to fly to the
desert (of the test) towards the refuge
prepared for her (and for all those who
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 come to do a
period of " silence and careful prayer "
it is obligatory (ref Gen 18,19) to be obedient - with naturalness and
for love - to the spirit of the community. [ ( cfr 1 Cor 1,10 )
Otherwise they are free to return to where they came from ]
As for those who, for Divine revelation,
come to understand that they must share their life with
us, I “ the Initiator of the community V.V. ”, 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 on " 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 !!!
ON THE NORMS OF ASSUMPTION
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 astray from 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 may be received into the prolonged experience. ( and so on for the year of test and to the two years of novitiate )…
FOR THOSE THAT FEEL CALLED TO UNDERTAKE THE WAY OF PRIESTHOOD
In regards to all those that feel called 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 completed a congruous period of discernment, determined in agreement by their Provincial and by their internal Spiritual Guide, -- yes, if after this, it would be (clearly) the Will of God that they undertake the Priestly studies, << FIAT >>, let it be happily done according to the Will of God. Amen !
FOR THOSE THAT NEED A LITTLE MORE TIME
In regards to those people that at the end of the prolonged experience of 6 months, do not yet feel ready to complete the following step, they may possibly prolong the experience until they feel mature enough to do so.
The same discourse is valid for all those who will have finished the year of test...
FOR THOSE THAT ARE LESS THAN 17 OR MORE THAN 60 YEARS OF ‘AGE’
In regards to the age of admission to our novitiate, the age varies, from the minimum of 17 years-old, to the maximum of 60 years. Whoever does not fall within these age limits will need to get the consent from the local Bishop before being admitted to our novitiate.
FOR THOSE MARRIED THAT FEEL CALLED TO UNDERTAKE THIS LIFE
In regards to those married who may feel called to undertake this life for Divine Revelation, they must receive before the year of test, the positive consent, both of the spouse, 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 to those that might arrive from other religious Families, if these have not made the perpetual vows yet (in their family) and say 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 may also be 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: << somewhat 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 the diocese in which they once were located, and even more getting the positive consent, from our diocesan Bishop in Question; and if it happens 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 this, but these on their return will "be very cheerfully welcomed", as in the case of the Good Father, that " festively welcomed" the return of the prodigal son! (Ref Lk 15, 11-31); then they will restart 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 for 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 reap 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, as for such reasons 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)
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 in any case, you may 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.
( We are actually in 4 Dioceses 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...
So --- "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 mentioned above):
( leave your telephone number if you're interested in having a vocational experience )
For all missions; in regards to those in Africa,
or the Parish or Diocesan Missions please refer to the first address
Our mission (that is our work) is: to announce to the world << Christ died and Resurrected >> through poor Living "Flyers", 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 Savior to the world, first with your life and then with words ??? Write, for the Prize is GREAT (ref Mt 5,19; Mt 19, 21. 27-30 ) ! Reflect … Now is time to Act !
Whatever your doubt may be, we’re always at your disposition; you only need to contact us in the way indicated above, and for the rest, let’s all remember what was said by a great Carmelite Saint, or rather Saint Edith Stein : << At the end of this life, the most greatest regret 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…