Thursday, October 02, 2008

Youth: our fresh hope...


This photo was taken in Rome, Septeber of 2008. Hope!
Meet the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculata, a new order. These sisters are the female branch of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, founded in 1968 by two former Francican Conventual friars (OFM Conv.) in Italy.
Today they have about 300 friars and close to 375 sisters. Many are young women from Italy, but they also hail from the USA, France, Germany, Spain, etc.
Both orders are traditional and have begun celebrating Holy Mass according to both missals(Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form). And the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate always celebrate Holy Mass in the Catholic manner ad orientam.

2 comments:

TJB said...

A beautiful vocations video for the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7V3iYeZU0E

Roderic said...

Ave Maria!

Thanks, JP, for this beautiful photo and post.

Some of the webs sites for the Franciscans of the Immaculate:

Videos - airmaria.com
General Info - marymediatrix.com

Fra Roderic Mary, FI