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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Profession to the Secular Franciscan Order

(promises and commitments made at the time of profession)

I, _________________, by the grace of God,
renew my baptismal promises
and consecrate myself to the service of his Kingdom.
Therefore, in my secular state
I promise to live
all the days of my life
the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
in the Secular Franciscan Order
by observing its rule of life.
May the grace of the Holy Spirit,
the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary
and our holy father St. Francis,
and the fraternal bonds of community
always be my help
so that I may reach the goal
of perfect Christian love.
(Source: Ritual of the Secular Franciscan Order)


Tausign said...

Every word sweeter than honey.

And all for this...'so that I may reach the goal of perfect Christian love'...If only lay people could have some sense of it all.

This week I posted 'Finding Your Spiritual Family' to try to entice lay folk to persue 'vocations' among any of the spiritual traditions in their secular state of life. [ ]

Barb, sfo said...

I am guessing that congratulations are in order for you!! I wish you many blessings. Peace and all good, from your sister in Francis :)

Little Scribe said...

Thank you Barb. I appreciate your writing. I professed 11 years ago. I posted our profession promises to remind us what we promised and to help others understand something more about the Secular Franciscan Order. Also, in this Region, St. Joan of Arc, we are being encouraged to say our profession promises daily.

Barb, sfo said...

That is really a wise practice, to say those promises each day.