VOCATIONS TUESDAY: Third Order Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate

The Third Order Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate is an offshoot of the Franciscans Tertiaries of the Immaculate founded by Fr. Stefano Manelli, FI. They are totally dedicated to Our Lady sealed by the Marian vow of total consecration to the Immaculate, after the recent example of St. Maximilian Kolbe. They live a penitential life of prayer in community; have made private vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

 

Starting the day with Morning Prayer, the Sisters go out to work in a variety of church related occupations centered in the parish. They also make and sell rosaries, rosary bracelets, and a variety of craft items to help support the FI missions. Spiritually united with the other Sisters, each sister prays the Angelus, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other community prayers. Living a life of love and joy in the Immaculate, the Sisters seek to make Our lady known and loved and to bring all to Christ through the Immaculate. Coming together for meals, the Sisters are spiritually renewed with readings from a variety of pious works.

The Sisters live in community, wear a traditional habit, and are in total conformity with the church magisterium. Under the guidance of the FI priests, the Sisters share the same charism and spirituality as the FI missionary friars and Sisters, and also evangelize through mission appeals to support the FI missions. The formation program consists of aspirancy, postulancy, novitiate, and profession. The Sisters accept candidates beginning with the age of 18, as well as delayed vocations. They have one retreat Sunday a month, make a variety of novenas during the year, pray the Stations of the Cross, Franciscan crown and have choir practice as well as other spiritual exercises throughout the month.

After coming together for evening prayer, the Sisters enjoy each other’s company at recreation. Closing the day with night prayers, the Sisters retire after singing a hymn to Our Lady enclosing themselves under her mantle with the knowledge that they have brought joy and solace to mission lands through their prayer and support of Our Lady’s missionaries.

If you are interested of knowing more about these sisters, please write or contact:

Franciscan Tertiary Sisters of the Immaculate
E-Mail: maryqueenofapostles@cox.net
Telephone (401) 725-8417

SOURCE: http://www.marymediatrix.com/religious-life/franciscan-tertiary-sisters-of-the-immaculate/

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5 Responses to VOCATIONS TUESDAY: Third Order Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate

  1. happy says:

    The painting that they are standing in front of is beautiful.

  2. is it unusual for a third order to wear a habit? i thought third orders were for lay people, am I wrong? There are differences in third orders? Are there any secular third orders (where people can marry, work and live in the world) who wear habits? I understand they used to wear them…..I’d love to see this practice return.

  3. Third orders vary. Many are folks of the lay state who are “tertiary” or helpers of a sort… In some instances, they live in community, like these Franciscan women.

  4. 3878ace says:

    How are you related with the Poor Clare nuns and the Franciscan sisters of the immaculate conception (SFIC Sisters). Is it possible if for example that if i feel that my calling or my desires is for the contemplatives. can i apply directly to your contemplative branch in Cebu

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