E. CANDIDACY PHASE. RITE Rite of Admission [ Ritual P. 11 ]. 3.2 Rite of Admission 3.21 the rite of admission, which precedes the time of formation or candidacy, should be simple and plain. It is
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E. CANDIDACY PHASE
Rite of Admission
[ Ritual P. 11 ]
3.2 Rite of Admission
3.21 the rite of admission, which precedes
the time of formation or candidacy,
should be simple and plain. It is
appropriate that this entrance into the
Secular Franciscan Order take place
within a celebration of the Word
of God with the whole fraternity
present, and not during the celebration
of the Eucharist.
3.22 The normative elements that
should be clearly and evidently
highlighted for the candidates
are the following:
experience the gospel life, like
Francis of Assisi;
is related to a possible future
commitment to live this way of
life, with the help of a
fraternity, in communion and
harmony with the whole
This period of formation begins with
the Rite of Admission into the
Secular Franciscan Order, the public
acceptance of the Candidate’s request
and intention to live the gospel life in
the manner of St. Francis.
During CANDIDACY, the entire
fraternity participates in, and nurtures
the ever deepening of the Candidate’s
evangelical living out of the SFO Rule.
It is important that the Candidate be
given opportunities to experience,
internalize andintegrate the gospel
values presented in SFORule.
The time of CANDIDACY is an extended
period, lasting at least 18 months. Just
because the minimum time of
Candidacy is 18 months, there is no
reason why that time frame should be
themaximum. In particular
circumstances, it may be prudent to
Extend the actual time beyond 18
months to broaden and deepen the
Candidate’s formation experience.
The main purpose of CANDIDACY is to
preparethe Candidate to make
PROFESSIONof the SFO Rule.
However the fraternity, through the
decisionof the Fraternity Council and
the Formation Director/Team, together
with the Candidatediscern one of the
before profession. Permanent Commitment.
2. Profession, Permanent Commitment
followed by a structured time of special
continuing education in which are
covered an in-depth study and further
experiencein the area of Scripture,
fraternity structure, etc.
3. Temporary commitment is discouraged.
2. How well does your fraternity
understand the Candidacy Phase,
and what needs be done?
3. What did you see today that was new to
your understanding of the Candidacy
4. What is the most important thing you
learned today that needs to be added to
the Candidacy Phase in your fraternity?