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DAYS and I am there![/size][/center] Edited by tnavarro61

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Chiara Francesco
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I just recently learned of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, and they sound like they would be a great fit for me, as they love Our Lady, are orthodox and fully obedient to the Holy Father, and are rather traditional (full habit, the aforementioned devotion to Our Lady, many Masses in Latin, and even the Extraordinary Form of the Mass occasionally). Before I write a letter to them expressing interest in their order, is there anything, good or bad, that I should know about them?
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I wrote the cloistered Poor Clares of the Immaculate and one of the father friars from the Mt. St. Francis Hermitage - Maine, NY (their website: [url="http://mtstfrancis.com/"]http://mtstfrancis.com/[/url]) answered me for them and sent me this email of info:


Ave Maria!

Dear Miss ...,

Pax et bonum in Cordibus Iesu et Mariae!

In answer to your questions:
The age limit for vocations to the Poor Clares of the Immaculate is 35, although the monastery in Aulla has made exceptions for older women with strong signs of a vocation. -- Proficiency in Italian is not required, but a willingness to learn obviously is. One of the nuns in Acquapendente is fluent in English, which would make the transition easier if you should enter there. I believe there may be a nun in Aulla who speaks English as well, but I'm not 100% certain.

Following is the email for the Monastery in Acquapendente (Province of Viterbo):
[email="immacolatamia@alice.it"]immacolatamia@alice.it[/email]
And here's the mailing address of the monastery in Aulla (Province of Massa-Carrara):
Clarisse dell'Immacolata
Monastero "Cuore Immacolato e S. Giuseppe"
Via dell'Immacolata, 1
54011 AULLA (MS)
ITALY
A young lady from Texas was recently accepted at the monastery in Acquapendente, and is now attempting to get her visa. Please say a prayer that it goes well, because it is difficult to get an Italian visa for religious motives if one isn't already professed. We're hoping that she will be the first drop in a flood of vocations from the English-speaking world.

I pray that Our Lady helps you to find the precious pearl of your vocation!

In Corde Matris,
Fr. Johannes M.M. Smith, FI
Mt. St. Francis Hermitage - Maine, NY

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Ale
[quote name='Chiara Francesco' timestamp='1300884252' post='2222636']
I wrote the cloistered Poor Clares of the Immaculate...
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There are only 3 monasteries of the Poor Clares of the Immaculate (Clarisse dell'Immacolata) and all of them are in Italy.
They are called "roseto bdell'Immacolata" wich means "Rose Garden of the Immaculate"

Monastero "Cuore Immacolato e San Giuseppe"
Via della Brunella 1
54011 Aulla (Massa-Carrara)

Monastero "Roseto dell'Immacolata Porta del Cielo e di San Giuseppe"
Via Rivella 5
36051 Creazzo (Vicenza)

Monastero "Roseto dell'Immacolata e Santa Chiara"
Via Malintoppa 10
01021 Acquapendente (Viterbo)

[img]http://mtstfrancis.com/images/phocagallery/poor_clares/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_pc_walking2.jpg[/img]

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tnavarro61
[font="Verdana"][size="7"]7 days before my visit![/size][/font] Edited by tnavarro61

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tnavarro61
[quote name='johnnydigit' timestamp='1238230875' post='1818560']

Rebuilding the Church For Jesus Through Mary (14:23)
"the life, mission and apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate"
[url="http://www.marymediatrix-resourceonline.com/multimedia/ffi_dsl.ram"]http://www.marymediatrix-resourceonline.co...dia/ffi_dsl.ram[/url]


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:like: watching it now!

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tnavarro61
i am planning to bring the book about Marian apparitions when I go there. :) Through this book I started discerning religious life almost four years ago. :like:

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tnavarro61
[size="7"]5 days before my trip![/size]

So I'm gonna bring/do
[x] Book of Marian Apparitions
[x] The Science of the Cross
[x] download new songs so that when I go to the 9 hour trip, I will not be bored.
[ ] save money for souvenirs
[x] pray!

pray for me!

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tnavarro61
any suggestions as i prepare for my trip. [i am not expecting answers because it really seems no one is interested :P but I am hoping!]

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Piccoli Fiori JMJ
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any suggestions as i prepare for my trip. [i am not expecting answers because it really seems no one is interested :P but I am hoping!]
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I hope you have talked to your family about your trip... Otherwise, continue to pray and think of some good questions to ask the Friars.

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Lisa
very interested about your trip- and am praying for you, I just didn't feel like I had anything to add- but this is my adding something so you know you are in our prayers! We expect to hear how it goes after!

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tnavarro61
3 days before my trip! My mom knows that I am going on a trip and she's not against it!!!

GOTTA PRAY MORE!

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Lisa
[quote name='tnavarro61' timestamp='1301297923' post='2223873']
3 days before my trip! My mom knows that I am going on a trip and she's not against it!!!

GOTTA PRAY MORE!
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Thanks be to God!

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tnavarro61
[quote name='Lisa' timestamp='1301312407' post='2223887']
Thanks be to God!
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thanks Lisa!

and hey, Dominicans and Franciscans are buddies!

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Lisa
[quote name='tnavarro61' timestamp='1301323067' post='2223903']
thanks Lisa!

and hey, Dominicans and Franciscans are buddies!
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Well, they Dominicans and Franciscans both love jesus in the eucharist (the sisters I love) and mary!!! If you can agree on that, you can agree on anything!!!!!
[url="http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/european_paintings/madonna_and_child_with_saints_francis_and_dominic_and_giulio_cesare_procaccini/objectview_enlarge.aspx?page=100&sort=0&sortdir=asc&keyword=&fp=1&dd1=11&dd2=0&vw=1&collID=11&OID=110001784&vT=1&hi=0&ov=0"][img]/works_of_art/collection_database/art/no_image_250_r.gif[/img][/url]

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Chamomile
[quote name='Lisa' timestamp='1301336873' post='2223948']
Well, they Dominicans and Franciscans both love jesus in the eucharist (the sisters I love) and mary!!! If you can agree on that, you can agree on anything!!!!!
[url="http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/european_paintings/madonna_and_child_with_saints_francis_and_dominic_and_giulio_cesare_procaccini/objectview_enlarge.aspx?page=100&sort=0&sortdir=asc&keyword=&fp=1&dd1=11&dd2=0&vw=1&collID=11&OID=110001784&vT=1&hi=0&ov=0"][img]/works_of_art/collection_database/art/no_image_250_r.gif[/img][/url]
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Wow... that's actually a lovely statement! That devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist and devotion to His Mother can be a basis for unity :) And very true, I think!

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