Jump to content

Franciscans


Recommended Posts

lookingforfaith

[quote name='krissylou' date='14 July 2010 - 12:00 PM' timestamp='1279123205' post='2142562']
Will someone please discern with these folks?

(I think the community pictures are old and they do have some younger vocations now.)

[url="http://www.stanthonyshrine.org/PoorClares/"]http://www.stanthony...org/PoorClares/[/url]

They are within walking distance of my house and I'd like to meet you.

Obviously this should take top priority in your discernment. [img]http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif[/img]
[/quote]


I live in MA, and I was seriously looking at this community and talking to them. I'm not as much actively discerning right now, but I'm really starting to take another look at religious life. :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 432
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • franciscanheart

    120

  • OnlySunshine

    75

  • i<3franciscans

    36

  • Pax_et bonum

    13

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

[img]http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/jmjtcarmelite/StFrancisandSanDamianocrucifix.jpg[/img] [i]"That is why those of us who were with Francis from the beginning always started walking

[quote name='faithcecelia' timestamp='1315478335' post='2302075'] I used to see the Friars of the Fenewal at New Dawn each year, especially Fr Stan who I was lucky enough to get to chat to about bein

Meeting some Franciscans a week from tomorrow! Excited! I wrote Rev Mother Abbess at PCC Cleveland yesterday. Cant wait to hear back from her.

[quote name='lookingforfaith' date='14 July 2010 - 09:15 PM' timestamp='1279156530' post='2142806']
I live in MA, and I was seriously looking at this community and talking to them. I'm not as much actively discerning right now, but I'm really starting to take another look at religious life. :)
[/quote]

Oooh, nice!
:welcome:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy feast of Saint Bonaventure!!!! Doctor of the Church and best friend of our dear St. Thomas Aquinas!!

The stories of these two are endless. :) Father mentioned several during the homily at mass today.

Today's Magnificat meditation was written by him too. It was simply beautiful. Exactly what I needed to hear. I'll see if I can find it online...

Link to post
Share on other sites
TeresaBenedicta

[quote name='Arco' date='14 July 2010 - 11:21 AM' timestamp='1279117278' post='2142500']
I was discerning with the Capuchins of New Jersey for a few years, but ultimately realized I was barking up the wrong tree. They're a great bunch of guys and I always liked hanging with them, and they do great work in feeding the hungry. In Delaware, they've got this killer little "dining room," they call it -- it's like a soup kitchen but it's something new every day. It's like a full-service restaurant with one thing on the menu, and they give away lots of bread -- last year I spent a day working there while on a discernment visit.

Anyway. I ended up figuring out I wasn't called there.

[b]The thing to remember about discerning with *any* order is that what they're looking out for is a love of and hunger for [i]consecrated community life[/i]. That's the first order of business; anything else you bring to the table is a bonus. For me, my focus, my hunger, my call was always to the priesthood, and consecrated life was just something I sort of dug. I spent four years hemming and hawing over them because of that, never willing to make the commitment because, deep down, I think I knew it wasn't for me. [/b]Once I got that worked out, I applied to the Diocese and here I am, six weeks from seminary.
[/quote]

What a great insight (the bolded bit)!! I think that you've said there is spot on. I've always wondered how discernment between diocesan priesthood and the religious life goes for men.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

[quote name='krissylou' timestamp='1279123205' post='2142562']
Will someone please discern with these folks?

(I think the community pictures are old and they do have some younger vocations now.)

[url="http://www.stanthonyshrine.org/PoorClares/"]http://www.stanthonyshrine.org/PoorClares/[/url]

They are within walking distance of my house and I'd like to meet you.

Obviously this should take top priority in your discernment. :)
[/quote]
:huh:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Very Franciscan myself, though I just mean personally, not discernment-wise. I hang out here at Vocation Station because of my relatives more than for myself. I have no clue about my own vocation and am essentially trusting that God will eventually hit me over the head with it. And yes, I realize that's not the wisest approach.

Anyway, I looooove Franciscans. I've spent plenty of time hanging out with them, starting with the Capuchins, and basically found them awesome. But being attracted to male orders is a little awkward. I've never met a group of female Franciscans that I had any interest in, for whatever reason. (Of course, I haven't met the Third Order group my sister joined yet, either) ;) . But I concur with the close affinity to Carmelites!

I use one of St. Francis' prayers before my classes, and have for the past 4 years. Even though I currently teach at a Jesuit school ;).

'All Highest Glorious God,
Cast your light into the darkness of my heart.
Grant me right faith, firm hope, perfect charity
and profound humility with wisdom and perception,
O Lord, so that I may do what is truly your holy will. Amen.'

Don't worry, I let St. Ignatius have at least equal time!

And I wanted to add a brief video (song/slideshow) about the Franciscan charism (sorta).

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvmtbmWsutw&feature=related[/media]

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...

[quote name='hugheyforlife' timestamp='1295626126' post='2202519']
i want to be in NYC RIGHT NOW.
[/quote]

Hello hugheyforlife! I don't believe I have 'met' you before. My name is Tally!

I wish I was in NYC right now, too. I've been writing to the CFRs, but haven't yet been able to meet them, and I very much want to!

Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='Tally Marx' timestamp='1295630183' post='2202532']
Hello hugheyforlife! I don't believe I have 'met' you before. My name is Tally!

I wish I was in NYC right now, too. I've been writing to the CFRs, but haven't yet been able to meet them, and I very much want to!
[/quote]
Very cool! Have you talked about a visit at all? Are you just waiting?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hinter dem Horizont

I adore the Franciscans of the Renewal but I'm discerning a traditional vocation because I love tradition and respect it highly. I feel God is leading me there. However, I have thought about the Franciscans of the Renewal for a LONG time. They work with the poor of the Bronx in New York which would be a dangerous yet wonderful place to be. Helping the poor would do my heart good. Especially since I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, as my mum says. I want to forsake all my riches in the name of Our Lord.

Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='hugheyforlife' timestamp='1295631052' post='2202534']
Very cool! Have you talked about a visit at all? Are you just waiting?
[/quote]

Both, actually! Restraints due to time and distance have hindered me from visiting them. So, I have talked about a visit, knowing that it will have to wait a while.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



It costs about $850 a year for Phatmass.com to survive–and we barely make it. If you’d like to help keep the Phorum alive, please consider a monthly gift.



×
×
  • Create New...