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Rising_Suns
Ave Maria.

Just a postscript; if anyone is seriously considering entering, know that entrance is ordinarily August 14th (Feast Day of St. Maximilian Kolbe). However, that date can be pushed back a few months if necessity requires it (I was told usually no later than the end of September).

Blessings.

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Chiquitunga
[quote name='Thomist-in-Training' post='1598985' date='Jul 12 2008, 09:09 PM']Thanks for the link and the other information, Rising Suns! I did a search to see if I could find the Traccia in the Italian too and guess what I found? An article on the Poor Clares of the Immaculate, whom I've been trying to learn more about for ages! [url="http://www.missiomariae.com/rivista/Autunno_02.htm#Clarisse%20dell’Immacolata"]Click on "Testimonia: Clarisse dell'Immacolata."[/url] The gist of it is that, after many Rosaries they were established in 2002 (at least the community at Aulla, Italy); they are true Poor Clares; they make the Marian Vow. There is a small picture there, although I don't know whether or not they still wear the same habit as the FSI.[/quote]
Wow! Neato! I am just after first hearing about them in the other thread on the new site of the Friars in Maine, NY. It looks like they are coming to make a foundation there. [url="http://www.mtstfrancis.com/Poor_Clares.htm"]http://www.mtstfrancis.com/Poor_Clares.htm[/url] Awesome! Edited by Margaret Clare

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Thomist-in-Training
I can't believe I didn't notice this sooner! [url="http://www.airmaria.com/?sn=34&vp=1739&prefx=finews&plyrnb=1&ttl=FI%20News"]Slideshow on the AirMaria web site about the Poor Clares of the Immaculate.[/url]

:))

edit. P.S. This Italian sister has the most lovely voice... Roma mi manca! I miss Rome! Edited by Thomist-in-Training

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Rising_Suns
Thank you for posting the slide show.

I thought it also worth noting that there is a new Shrine in WI being built in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the friars of the Immaculate have been given the honor of staffing the Shrine once it is complete.

[img]http://airmaria.com/media/finews/OLOGShrine.jpg[/img]
[img]http://bp1.blogger.com/_W7Qfxn8Y454/R8QScfgWlaI/AAAAAAAAAP8/KZ5HorBLfNs/s400/baldachino-1.jpg[/img]

More here: [url="http://www.airmaria.com/2008/02/26/pictures-appearing-of-new-shrine-to-be-staffed-by-fis/"]http://www.airmaria.com/2008/02/26/picture...staffed-by-fis/[/url]

It is really quite beautiful.

Blessings. Edited by Rising_Suns

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Rising_Suns
For those of us who cherish the Traditional Latin Mass, Gregorian Chant, and use of the latin language, I thought it worth posting this bit of news from December of 2007, detailing the new changes to the FI's liturgy ([b][u]emphasis mine[/u][/b]);


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[url="http://www.airmaria.com/2007/12/16/fi-news-liturgical-changes-at-griswold/"]Lunk to Full Article[/url]
[b]FI News - Liturgical Changes at Griswold [/b]

Ave Maria!

The last few months, at the North American Mother House for the Franciscans of the Immaculate in Griswold, CT have been marked with great excitement, ever since the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross when the extra ordinary form of the Mass (Traditional Latin Mass or TLM) was celebrated with great solemnity by Fr. Peter Fehlner, who, following the Mass in the sacristy turned to the Acolytes and commented joyfully €œthat is the Mass that St. Peter celebrated€?. The following day Fr. Angelo Geiger celebrated a beautiful low Mass [b]and the momentum and zeal for the TLM has been growing rapidly ever since[/b].

With the visitation of our Most Reverend Father Founder and Minister General, Fr. Stefano Manelli, came the news that[b] he desired the novices to be proficient in serving the TLM as soon as possible[/b]. [b]Of course, this news was received with great enthusiasm on the part of the novices who were given a few days a week to learn the detailed rubrics of serving it. Currently, the Griswold friary offers the TLM periodically, but with ever increasing frequency[/b] especially on Wednesdays for the 5:30 St. Joseph Mass, and for the evening Masses on feast days in honor of Our Lady. Diligently, the friars are preparing to celebrate a Missa Cantata (a Sung High Mass without Deacon and Sub-Deacon) with great solemnity for Christmas Eve Mass. To ensure that the Mass is offered with the greatest dignity and reverence as it has been passed down to us by Holy Mother Church, a careful study and preparation has been undertaken to learn the detailed but beautiful rubrics for the varying degrees of solemnity for which the Mass can be offered. Thankfully, we have had wonderful resources at our disposal and owe special thanks to the Society of St. John Cantius through their web site Sancta Missa, as well as receiving hands-on guidance from The Saint Gregory Society in New Haven, CT which is dedicated to preserving the TLM and has been doing so for over 20 years.

All this excitement about the liturgy [b]has spilled over to the ordinary form of the Mass (Novus Ordo) inspiring our Father Guardian, Fr. Ignatius to announce that all Masses at the friary will be celebrated Ad Orientem[/b] (when the priest faces east, with the people, toward Our Lord in the tabernacle). [b]There has also been an increasing number of Novus Ordo Masses offered in Latin, including our Sunday liturgy[/b]. [b]Currently, the friars are working towards developing a schola choir to sing the Gregorian Mass parts for the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass. Also we are implementing the long planned switch to Latin for our community prayers at the Griswold friary, such as meal prayers, visitation to the Blessed Sacrament, and a daily Rosary[/b].

For all this excitement we sincerely say Deo Gracias, Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, and Praised be Jesus and Mary, now and forever

Ave Maria!

+++ Edited by Rising_Suns

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puellapaschalis
What wonderful news! Since last Sunday I've become a big fan of the TLM. Hurray for Summorum Pontificum and FSSP and all those orders which treasure, offer, assist at and attend the TLM. It's a great thing.

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Chiquitunga
[quote name='Thomist-in-Training' post='1611153' date='Jul 28 2008, 08:43 PM']I can't believe I didn't notice this sooner! [url="http://www.airmaria.com/?sn=34&vp=1739&prefx=finews&plyrnb=1&ttl=FI%20News"]Slideshow on the AirMaria web site about the Poor Clares of the Immaculate.[/url]

:))

edit. P.S. This Italian sister has the most lovely voice... Roma mi manca! I miss Rome![/quote]
Oh wow, how beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this! Grazie tanto!

I received a reply from one of the friars in NY the other day. Here's some of the email ..

[quote]Ave Maria!

The Poor Clares of the Immaculate were officially erected by a decree of the Holy See on May 8, 2002. They now have 4 monasteries, with a total of about 60 nuns, most of them in their twenties and thirties. Together with the friars and sisters, they are part of a single religious family, united by the same founders, the same Marian-Franciscan spirituality and the same Vow of Total Consecration to Our Lady. Our common goal is to bring a new springtime of grace and holiness to the Church by returning to the origins of the Seraphic Order, founded at the little Church of St. Mary of the Angels, which St. Francis lovingly rebuilt with his own hands.

The Poor Clares of the Immaculate live according to the original Rule of our Holy Mother St. Clare, with no mitigations, and the Traccia Mariana, a document drawn up by our founder, Fr. Stefano M. Manelli, which gives clear indications on how to faithfully live out the charism of Our Blessed Father Francis in the modern world, according to the example of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe. They wear a grey-blue habit (like the friars and sisters), with a sky-blue veil and the Miraculous Medal worn over the breast.

The four existing monasteries are located in Italy, but young women from other parts of the world have begun to enter the Order as well, which gives us hope that in a few years' time they will begin to found monasteries in other countries, and on other continents ...[/quote] Edited by Margaret Clare

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puellapaschalis
Reading Fr. Tim's blog, I've learnt that the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate also have a house near the Friary in Cornwall as well as near London.

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Selah
Oh dear...I would love to join the Franciscan Sisters...I am discerning now. What an honor to be a part of this order, should it come to pass...

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Rising_Suns
Here is a nice picture of the Sisters in the Indiana location.

[img]http://airmaria.com/media/finews/finews0029_240x180.jpg[/img]

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Rising_Suns
Please forgive me if this is too far off topic, but I wanted to ask everyone in this thread to please remember me in their prayers, as I will be entering the FFI in just under two weeks.

Your prayers are very much appreciated.


In Corde Matris,

-Davide Edited by Rising_Suns

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Chiquitunga
[quote name='Rising_Suns' post='1619962' date='Aug 6 2008, 10:56 PM']Please forgive me if this is too far off topic, but I wanted to ask everyone in this thread to please remember me in their prayers, as I will be entering the FFI in just under two weeks.

Your prayers are very much appreciated.
In Corde Matris,

-Davide[/quote]
That's wonderful! Congratulations! God bless you! :pray:

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johnnydigit
13AUG UNITED DEPART 647A INDIANAPOLIS ARRIVE 441P

5 more days until my first visit and 2 week stay! i'm getting more excited as i learn just how much media they cover with all their videos on the net i'm seeing, as well as the recent coverage of the dedication of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is staffed by the FI. i have a very special devotion to OLG so that works out nicely.

coincidentally (..right!), i will be there for the feast of St. Max (one of their patrons) on the 14th, and of Our Lady's Assumption on the 15th, commemorating my 1 year anniversary of Marian consecration in Czestochowa with the Fr. Kolbe Missionaries.

*crosses hands* :pray:

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[img]http://bp3.blogger.com/_2si1O7F5f4o/SBg8_vQPPyI/AAAAAAAAAh4/BbtEefctxTU/s400/fsi_community.jpg[/img]

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[img]http://www.marymediatrix.com/images/fsi_novice.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.immacolata.com/rpaceffi/images/Gruppo_Francescani_Immacolata_2000.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.marymediatrix.com/images/fsi_pope.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.marymediatrix.com/images/ftis_paint.jpg[/img]

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johnnydigit
[quote name='Thomist-in-Training' post='1576778' date='Jun 19 2008, 07:58 PM']They kiss the floor when they enter and leave the chapel.[/quote]

that just made my day! the first time i experienced that was when i first visited the CFR's. since then i have so wished that the order i go to would do that as well! :yahoo:


[quote name='MandyKhatoon' post='1577232' date='Jun 20 2008, 05:20 AM']I had a friend who was discerning with the Franciscans of the Immaculate and she has a type of arthritis that was the cause of her leaving a different order. When she wrote to them expressing interest to their Community they told her that, "nobody is too sick to serve the Lord" and that she would still be eligible to join their Community. I just thought that was really cool and I was very impressed by that.[/quote]

i know just the person (who had to leave due to health) that would be delighted to hear that!

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johnnydigit
fyi, the skateboarding brother from down under,


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Fra Gabriel Mary, FI does all things for the Immaculate near our Friary in Perth, Australia. He inspires the youth to aim for higher things as he skateboards to the tune of Schubert’s “Ave Maria.”
[url="http://www.airmaria.com/2007/03/25/video-fra-gabriel-skateboarding-down-under-to-schuberts-ave-maria/"]http://www.airmaria.com/2007/03/25/video-f...erts-ave-maria/[/url]
[url="http://revver.com/video/953895/fra-gabriel-skateboarding-down-under-to-schuberts-ave-maria/"]http://revver.com/video/953895/fra-gabriel...erts-ave-maria/[/url]
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKX7QmaL_bw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKX7QmaL_bw[/url]


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Roving Reporter #38: Fra Gabriel M. of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Ave Maria from the Land Down Under! In this Roving Reporter, Fra Gabriel discusses his unique apostolate - skateboarding, and how this unique apostolate fits into the daily life of a Franciscan of the Immaculate. Ave Maria! +++
[url="http://www.airmaria.com/2008/06/05/video-roving-reporter-38-fra-gabriel-m-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe"]http://www.airmaria.com/2008/06/05/video-r...dy-of-guadalupe[/url]


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FI News #32: Friar Gabriel Skates Again
Ave Maria! Friar Gabriel’s brother, friar Didicus, himself being an accomplished skater, recently visited our two friaries in Western Australia, and while he was there shot another video of Friar ...
[url="http://www.airmaria.com/2008/03/14/video-fi-news-32-friar-gabriel-skates-again/"]http://www.airmaria.com/2008/03/14/video-f...l-skates-again/[/url]
[url="http://www.revver.com/video/744629/fi-news-32-friar-gabriel-skates-again/"]http://www.revver.com/video/744629/fi-news...l-skates-again/[/url]
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKUJZ7hutQQ"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKUJZ7hutQQ[/url]
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5kmuEW3W3Y"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5kmuEW3W3Y[/url]


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i think it's awesome. i try to skate a little. i love to snowboard. like to do crazy stuff sometimes.. mountain bike, offroading, etc. like he and JP2 with skiing, i'd like to hit the halfpipe in full habit to evangelize someday.. :breakdance:

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Rising_Suns
[quote name='johnnydigit' post='1622348' date='Aug 9 2008, 03:29 AM']as well as the recent coverage of the dedication of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is staffed by the FI. i have a very special devotion to OLG so that works out nicely.[/quote]

I was very excited to see coverage last night on EWTN's the World Over Live. The new Shrine is truly magnificent, and the FFI have been given a great honor to be the keepers of it.

JD, I hope your trip turns out well. Please be assured of my prayers. And please remember me in yours.

Perhaps we will both see each other in blue habits one day. :bye:

Blessings. Edited by Rising_Suns

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