Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Saint_Gemma_Galgani

Franciscans Of The Immaculate

Recommended Posts

Rising_Suns
Hello all,
I am glad to see this thread is still active. If you all have a spare moment, please remember me in your prayers, as I am now making my annual 2-week home visit (I entered last August). :)

I will most certainly pray for all those discerning a vocation to the FI. It is really quite a remarkable institute.

Thank you very much for your prayers,

-Davide Edited by Rising_Suns

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
laetitia crucis
[quote name='Rising_Suns' post='1889195' date='Jun 12 2009, 05:36 PM']Hello all,
I am glad to see this thread is still active. If you all have a spare moment, please remember me in your prayers, as I am now making my annual 2-week home visit (I entered last August). :)

I will most certainly pray for all those discerning a vocation to the FI. It is really quite a remarkable institute.

Thank you very much for your prayers,

-Davide[/quote]

I was literally just now wondering about those home visits. :) Thanks for answering that for me! :lol: You will definitely be remembered in my prayers!

If you don't mind, please say a little "Ave" for me, as I will be visiting the sisters this August.

Grazie!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rising_Suns
Ave Maria Laetitia Crucis,
I will most certainly remember you in my prayers during this important part of your life discernment.


[quote name='johnnydigit' post='1818560' date='Mar 28 2009, 06:01 AM']italian tv
[url="http://curiaffi.immaculatum.net/index_file/Page419.htm"]http://curiaffi.immaculatum.net/index_file/Page419.htm[/url][/quote]

For anyone interested in peering into the liturgical life of the friars and sisters, the website you listed above is an excellence video resource, with many videos of Masses according to the Traditional Roman Rite in various Friaries and Basilicas around the world. You get to also hear the sisters chant the mass settings and propers (since they are usually in the choir), which is always a pleasure (see link below);

[url="http://curiaffi.immaculatum.net/tvimmacolata/video_on_demand.html"]http://curiaffi.immaculatum.net/tvimmacola..._on_demand.html[/url]

This is the link to the new "video on demand" page, so you can click on any video in the archive to watch it immediately.

Davide Edited by Rising_Suns

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rising_Suns
A new video just went live today;
[url="http://gloria.tv/?media=28287"]http://gloria.tv/?media=28287[/url]

This is highlights from the Solemn High Mass, celebrated in Saint John Lateran's Major Basilica (which "jonnydigit" posted about on the previous page). As I understand it, this is the first time that the traditional Mass has been celebrated in the pope's chair since Vatican II.

If anyone is curious about the direction that the FI's are heading, in terms of liturgy, this video offers a glimpse into the heart of the order in Italy. It also demonstrates the sisters' excellence in sacred music...extremely reverent and beautiful.

Davide Edited by Rising_Suns

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
InHisLove726
[quote name='Rising_Suns' post='1896350' date='Jun 20 2009, 12:49 AM']A new video just went live today;
[url="http://gloria.tv/?media=28287"]http://gloria.tv/?media=28287[/url]

This is highlights from the Solemn High Mass, celebrated in Saint John Lateran's Major Basilica (which "jonnydigit" posted about on the previous page). As I understand it, this is the first time that the traditional Mass has been celebrated in the pope's chair since Vatican II.

If anyone is curious about the direction that the FI's are heading, in terms of liturgy, this video offers a glimpse into the heart of the order in Italy. It also demonstrates the sisters' excellence in sacred music...extremely reverent and beautiful.

Davide[/quote]

That is incredibly beautiful! It's gives me pause to think about my vocation. I love the Franciscans so very much, and I would love to join a very reverent order, but I know God will lead me where He wants me. A friend who converted the Church several years ago told me I should check into them if I was interested in the Franciscans, but right now, I am focusing on the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal (another very reverent order in the Novus Ordo right). :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Agnes
Ave Maria! Rising Suns, thanks for posting that video. That Mass was one of the first things that I head about the FI's!

. . . Reminds me of Pope Innocent's dream about St. Francis Edited by Agnes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
johnnydigit
wow check out all these vocations and discerners on phatmass! i was recently messaged randomly by a young man from my area about the FI, then the next week we randomly run into each other praying at the local abortion clinic! he is planning to make his first visit in July.

[quote name='Agnes' post='1886942' date='Jun 8 2009, 11:25 PM']Ave Maria!
Johnnydigit: Five rosaries a day is nothing. When I was there with the sisters, we hit 8 and 9 a few times.

..

67 days till I enter them! Ave Maria!!![/quote]

are you trying to say the sisters can do more Rosaries than the friars? perhaps, a holy challenge?! don't make me call on Padre Pio and his 100+ Rosaries a day! :topsy:

[quote name='Agnes' post='1887108' date='Jun 9 2009, 10:31 AM']And speaking of greeting people, they always kiss priests' hands when they greet them.[/quote]

how beautiful! they keep on amazing me..

[quote name='Rising_Suns' post='1889195' date='Jun 12 2009, 02:36 PM']Hello all,
I am glad to see this thread is still active. If you all have a spare moment, please remember me in your prayers, as I am now making my annual 2-week home visit (I entered last August). :)

I will most certainly pray for all those discerning a vocation to the FI. It is really quite a remarkable institute.

Thank you very much for your prayers,

-Davide[/quote]

wonderful! that means you entered with Edgar, the one from here in southern California who visited at the same time i did. you must also be in the postulant investiture video?

well Davide, i guess i won't be seeing you when i enter this August as you will be beginning the novitiate in Connecticut, right? perhaps we will meet after, perhaps at the seminary in Italy in 2011!


[quote name='Rising_Suns' post='1896350' date='Jun 19 2009, 10:49 PM']As I understand it, this is the first time that the traditional Mass has been celebrated in the pope's chair since Vatican II.[/quote]

woah, i didn't know that! amazing i tell ya. they rock. seriously. rock.

Ave Maria!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rising_Suns
[quote name='johnnydigit' post='1901641' date='Jun 25 2009, 10:55 PM']well Davide, i guess i won't be seeing you when i enter this August as you will be beginning the novitiate in Connecticut, right? perhaps we will meet after, perhaps at the seminary in Italy in 2011!

Ave Maria![/quote]


Dear jonnydigit,
There will be a period of time in which the old postulants will be at the friary with the new postulants, before being transfered to Griswold for the novitiate (to help train the new arrivals in the various assignments). :)

I am looking forward to meeting the new group of aspirants.

(I am now heading back to the friary tonight)

God bless you all,

Davide

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
johnnydigit
[quote name='Rising_Suns' post='1902498' date='Jun 26 2009, 07:36 PM']Dear jonnydigit,
There will be a period of time in which the old postulants will be at the friary with the new postulants, before being transfered to Griswold for the novitiate (to help train the new arrivals in the various assignments). :)

I am looking forward to meeting the new group of aspirants.

(I am now heading back to the friary tonight)

God bless you all,

Davide[/quote]

cool! Edgar called me the other night as he was preparing to head back from his two week home visit as well. i will be seeing both of you soon!



let us pray for Ryan, who first messaged me about the FI here on PM, who i then randomly met at the local abortion clinic and became good friends with, and is now on his way to make his first visit to the FI in Indiana!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
laetitia crucis
[quote name='Rising_Suns' post='1889195' date='Jun 12 2009, 05:36 PM']Hello all,
I am glad to see this thread is still active. If you all have a spare moment, please remember me in your prayers, as I am now making my annual 2-week home visit (I entered last August). :)

I will most certainly pray for all those discerning a vocation to the FI. It is really quite a remarkable institute.

Thank you very much for your prayers,

-Davide[/quote]


Ave Maria!!

I just finished my (AMAZING) visit to the FSI and wanted to clarify that the Sisters do NOT have a two-week home visit as the friars do. :)

Ah, they are so beautifully amazing.

:love:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
InHisLove726
[quote name='laetitia crucis' post='1945980' date='Aug 11 2009, 01:38 AM']Ave Maria!!

I just finished my (AMAZING) visit to the FSI and wanted to clarify that the Sisters do NOT have a two-week home visit as the friars do. :)

Ah, they are so beautifully amazing.

:love:[/quote]


Are you thinking of pursuing a vocation with them? :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
laetitia crucis
[quote name='InHisLove726' post='1945985' date='Aug 11 2009, 02:45 AM']Are you thinking of pursuing a vocation with them? :D[/quote]


Only if it's God's will! -- Pray!! We're talking St. Expeditus prayers! :lol: :sign:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thomist-in-Training
[quote name='laetitia crucis' post='1946111' date='Aug 11 2009, 11:14 AM']Only if it's God's will! -- Pray!! We're talking St. Expeditus prayers! :lol: :sign:[/quote]

Oh, I'm glad your visit went well! Just think carefully, don't tumble in headlong. :cool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
laetitia crucis
[quote name='Thomist-in-Training' post='1950970' date='Aug 17 2009, 12:21 AM']Oh, I'm glad your visit went well! Just think carefully, don't tumble in headlong. :cool:[/quote]


"....don't tumble in headlong." <--- SUCH good advice! :yes: This is what happened last time! :blush: :getaclue:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thomist-in-Training
[quote name='laetitia crucis' date='17 August 2009 - 08:32 AM' timestamp='1250512360' post='1951045']
<!--quoteo(post=1950970:date=Aug 17 2009, 12:21 AM:name=Thomist-in-Training)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Thomist-in-Training @ Aug 17 2009, 12:21 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1950970"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Oh, I'm glad your visit went well! Just think carefully, don't tumble in headlong. <img src="http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cool:" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


"....don't tumble in headlong." <--- SUCH good advice! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/caption_yes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":yes:" border="0" alt="caption_yes.gif" /> This is what happened last time! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" /> <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/getaclue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":getaclue:" border="0" alt="getaclue.gif" />
[/quote]

Not to worry, it can happen to the best of us!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
laetitia crucis
Just wanted to request prayers for one of the girls that was visiting the FSI with me -- I recently found out that she's entering on November 21st (Presentation of Mary)!

:D Yay!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
InHisLove726
[quote name='laetitia crucis' date='22 August 2009 - 11:14 PM' timestamp='1250997293' post='1954697']
Just wanted to request prayers for one of the girls that was visiting the FSI with me -- I recently found out that she's entering on November 21st (Presentation of Mary)!

:D Yay!
[/quote]

Awesome! That's the same day I'm making my Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary! I'll be saying some prayers for her. :pray:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
laetitia crucis
[quote name='InHisLove726' date='30 October 2009 - 02:59 PM' timestamp='1256925548' post='1993954']
Awesome! That's the same day I'm making my Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary! I'll be saying some prayers for her. :pray:
[/quote]

Hey! Congratulations on your (upcoming) Consecration!!! That makes me very happy to read of it! :D

Mine was on December 8th, 2005. :cheers:

And thank you for the prayers -- I am certain the soon-to-be FSI aspirant is very appreciative! :saint:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
laetitia crucis
I just came across this [url="http://cantuar.blogspot.com/2010/02/meet-franciscans-of-immaculate-inspired.html"]blog post[/url] from [url="http://cantuar.blogspot.com/"]Canterbury Tales[/url]. Tells of the history of the Order. :twothumbsup:

[quote]I've recently learned of an impressive new order of Franciscans by the name "Franciscans of the Immaculate."

A special thanks to Fr. Joseph Michael Mary, FI for explaining to me the mission and charism of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

Their founder, Fr. Stefano Manelli was a spiritual son of Saint Padre Pio. While still in his mother's womb Saint Pio blessed him. Manelli also received his first confession and first Holy Communion from Saint Pio as a young boy. When he was twelve years old he told St. Pio that he wanted to join him in the Capuchin Franciscans. However, Saint Pio told him not to do so. Instead, he was to become a Conventual Franciscan as it was there that our Lady had his sufferings waiting for him.

During his years as a Conventual Francsican, Father Stefano learned about Saint Maximilian Kolbe and the great Marian renewal that he led within the Franciscan Order. Inspired inspired by this, Father Stefano wanted to begin a renewal based on the example of Saint Maximilian Kolbe.

Father Stefano, with the permission of Saint Pio and his Conventual superior, instituted a separate observance within the Conventuals in 1970. Around 1989 the superiors of the Conventuals no longer desired this separate observance, and asked the friars to abandon their particular pattern of piety modeled on that of Saint Maximilian Koble for the common observance of the Conventuals.

At that time, Pope John Paul II of blessed memory learned about this state of affairs and asked that the documents of the separate observance be brought to him for his consideration. After reading the document called the Traccia, which is the Marian plan of Franciscan life lived by the Franciscans of the Immaculate, the Pope said that "this way of life is too precious for the Church to loose. Since they do not want you, I will separate you." In 1990, the friars became a Diocesan Institute and then in 1998 John Paul II elevated the Franciscans of the Immaculate to a religious institute of Pontifical Rite, which means the friars are directly under the Holy See.

The main aspect of their religious life is best understood by the Marian Vow. The friars make a canonical vow called the Marian Vow by which they give themselves totally to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Her property and possession. With that, in the spirit of Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Saint Francis of Assis, they seek to make her known and loved that she may bring souls to Jesus in the quickest way possible.

Here are some other links on the FI which you may have already seen:
[list]

[*][url="http://marymediatrix.com/"]Franciscans of the Immaculate in America[/url]
[*][url="http://www.ausmaria.com/"]Franciscans of the Immaculate in Australia[/url]
[*][url="http://airmaria.com/"]AirMaria[/url]
[*][url="http://maryvictrix.wordpress.com/"]Mary Victrix[/url]
[/list]

I am especially grateful to Fr. Joseph Michael Mary, FI for for sharing this information with me.
[/quote]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×