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Title: Propositum Vitae Life Project the primitive inspiration Where it all begins


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Propositum VitaeLife Projectthe primitive
inspirationWhere it all begins
  • Summer seminar June 2009

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  • St. Francis of Assisi's prayer
  • in praise of God
  • given to Brother Leo

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  • Side 1 -- You are Three and One, Lord God, all
    Good.
  • You are holy, Lord, the only God, and Your deeds
    are wonderful. You are strong. You are
    great. You are the Most High.
  • You are Almighty. You, Holy Father are King
    of heaven and earth.
  • ALL You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.

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  • Side 2 -- You are Three and One, Lord God, all
    Good.
  • You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God,
    living and true. You are love. You are wisdom.
    You are humility.
  • You are endurance. You are rest. You are
    peace. You are joy and gladness. You are
    justice and moderation.
  • All You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.

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  • ALL --- You are Three and One, Lord God, all
    Good.
  • You are all our riches, and You suffice for us.
    You are beauty. You are gentleness. You
    are our protector. You are our guardian and
    defender. You are our courage. You are
    our haven and our hope. You are our faith,
    our great consolation.
  • You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful
    Lord, God Almighty, Merciful Savior.
  • You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.

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Why after you?
How you journey How you arrive
  • Bob Fitzsimmons SFO
  • 2009 SFO Summer Seminar
  • Secular Franciscan Order - USA

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Propositum Vitae
  • 1209 approval of a new way of Life
  • The oral rule basically a few lines of
    Scripture
  • ? Jesus said to him, If you would be perfect,
    go, sell what you possess and give to the poor,
    and you will have treasure in heaven and come,
    follow me. (Mt 1921)
  •  ? Then Jesus told his disciples, If any man
    would come after me, let him deny himself and
    take up his cross and follow me. (Mt 1624)
  •  ? And he said to them, Take nothing for your
    journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money
    and do not have two tunics. (Lk 93)
  • This is what I want!

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  • A major shift in the model of Church
  • Church based on Acts, The Apostolic Life
  • Monastic communal -- vs Canons Regular
    communal pastoral
  • Church based on Jesus - Gospel Adventure
  • Evangelical, poverty, humility, vernacular
  • Life based on an Image of God, relationship, and
    a way of life
  • A way of life based on Francis understanding of
    the Divine Economy.

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Divine Economy to Human Economy Michael Crosby
OFM Cap
  1. All are equal, created in the divine image
    (Jesus) - The Blueprint
  2. God has entered into mutual relationship with
    each one (as well as all creation) - Gods
    Poverty (Incarnation) Humility (mutuality
    desiring us)
  3. Resources are to meet the needs of all so that
    all realize their dignity and have the fullest
    potential mutuality, participation

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Fraternity Order ?
  • Francis vision -- classless structure, a
    fraternity (brotherhood) of equals centered on
    Gospel/Christ , charged to meet the needs of each
    other without exercising authority over anyone.
  • Poverty doorway to peace and freedom
  • (living w/o grasping sine proprio)
  • Gospel to Life , Life to Gospel
  • sine glossa (without gloss)
  • Reality --Order (clericalization - governance),

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Brothers and Sisters of Penance
  • Letter to the Faithful 1209-1216 inspirational
    form (prologue or proto-rule) 2nd version 1220
    (RnB)
  • Memoriale Propositi 1221 juridical form (RnB)
  • Surpa Montem August 1289 (RB) two Secular
    Franciscans a judge Ugolino deMedici di Ferrara
    and his brother Elias.

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Supra Montem
  • The Approbation of the Third Rule of the Brothers
    and Sisters of the Third Order instituted by Bl.
    Francis, for seculars living in their own homes,
    called Tertiaries,
  • Pope Nicholas IV, Rieti, August 17, 1289 A.D.
  • . . . This is that, which prepares the path of
    salvation, and which promises the rewards and
    joys of eternal felicity. And for that reason the
    glorious confessor of Christ, Bl. Francis, the
    institutor of this order . . . .

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Francis of Assisi vernacular theologian Humility
Poverty of God God as Trinity predominates his
writings God organically connected to all
creation, Francis expresses this in the Canticle
of the Creatures
Most high supreme Good, You alone are
good aside God alone is worthy, we are not,
but are by pure giftedness. Reason not to get
caught up in the worthiness/performance game
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  • Francis approach to God is fully Trinitarian
  • You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth.
    You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good
  • God is the Most Holy Father and Supreme Good
    the Father is source and goal
  • Beloved Son is the expression of the totality of
    Gods goodness, humility and poverty is God and
    points us to the Father
  • Spirit is the foundation of Christian Life, to
    have the Spirit of the Lord and his holy way of
    working it is the Spirit who enables us to live
    the Gospel with great JOY imitate Jesus

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Two Key beliefs as foundation of Franciscan Life
  • Poverty of God Perfect love requires the
    lover to hold nothing back from the beloved! God
    freely, by choice empties Himself for the good of
    the other (self-communication -- kenosis)
  • 3- fold kenotic expression I-P-E
  • Humility of God God turns toward Jesus
    completely (God's full self-expression in one
    other then Himself) and through Jesus The Father
    turns toward us (finite self-expression of Jesus)
    and all creation.

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Poverty and humility of God
?5? Have this mind among yourselves, which is
yours in Christ Jesus, ?6? who, though he was in
the form of God, did not count equality with God
a thing to be grasped, ?7? but emptied himself,
taking the form of a servant, being born in the
likeness of men. ?8? And being found in human
form he humbled himself and became obedient unto
death, even death on a cross. Philippians
25-8 The Revised Standard Version. 1971 (Php
25). Oak Harbor, WA Logos Research Systems, Inc.

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Poverty and humility of God
  • Is expressed in 3 distinct act of Gods Choice
  • I P E
  • Incarnation not because of sin, but because of
    Love. The Incarnation is the unrepeatable, unique
    and single defining act of Gods love
  • Passion/crucifixion not for the death or
    horror, but to show the depth of loves sacrifice
    and what The Father was willing to hold back just
    for Himself
  • Eucharist abiding physical presence in the most
    insignificant form


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  • The Divine Migration

GOD
Gods movement toward all creation, esp us --
Descent The Incarnation Transforms and unites
material Spiritual All is good All is holy
Our movement toward God Ascending to spiritual
union By fleeing the world
Us - Creation
Us Creation Material world, sin
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Francis Spirituality
  • Spirituality is relational, a belief and the
    active or lived expression of that belief a
    spirituality that follows Gods action of descent
  • God is experienced as Trinitarian communion
    entered through relationship and imitation of
    Jesus through the power of the Spirit. (Dance of
    Life/Trinity)
  • Jesus reveals to us Gods name ABBA
  • Francis movement
  • Hear the Gospel (finite words of the Eternal
    Word)
  • Do it embrace it live it

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  • Admonition VII Let good action follow knowledge
  • The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life 2
    Cor 36. To imitate Christ we have to know
    Christ and we learn of Christ from the Gospels. .
    .
  • For example, we can read the Gospels out of
    curiosity, out of a sense of duty, or simply to
    be able to tell others what the following of
    Jesus entails.
  • This gives us knowledge but knowledge of itself
    is of little value. Knowledge must flow over into
    what we do.

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  • Good Only God is Good
  • Sin then
  • Appropriating for ourselves our own goodness
  • Gratitude Love is not loved! remember IPE
  • How you journey how you arrive!
  • Joy is taken seriously ADM 22, RnB C7, AsC 120
  • Spirituality is based in Joy, joy is the source
    of the Spirits energy to practice the Gospel
    Life!
  • Experience sensory not a purely intellectual
    exercise
  • Fragrant, Delectable, Desirable Sweet

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  • The spirituality of Francis emphasizes
  • Emptiness and receptivity becoming little and
    free so to have room for the in-dwelling of the
    Trinity.
  • Primacy of the Father generatively in his
    writings Francis speaks of the Father almost
    exclusively, or Trinity Unity
  • Imitation of the Beloved Son who Francis sees as
    our elder brother God in human-being-ness
  • Guided by the Holy Spirit as was Mary
  • Mary who offers hospitality to the Trinity and
    reveals what being human is about

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3 Ps of Francis
  • Preaching Penitential movement stresses
    observing/doing the Gospel - transformation
  • Prayer As a lay community this was more
    charismatic Spirit filled spontaneous prayer
  • Paramount is the Eucharist ADM 1
  • Poverty to place one self on an equal footing
    with the little people of the world to go and
    preach/live the Gospel where the Church cannot --
    live without grasping

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For Francis/Franciscan Spirituality
  • God does it all for us
  • The Spirit leads us into prayer and joyfulness
    and presents us to Jesus
  • Jesus as brother is the door into the Trinity,
    Francis imitates so Jesus can present him to the
    Father, so he too can be the beloved son
  • The Father is our origin, source of being and
    ultimate goal

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  • Will we choose to accept the grace Of a new
    Pentecost
  • Invoked by Pope John XXIII And embrace our
    Franciscan Heritage
  • By living the conviction that we have been
  • Raised up by the Holy Spirit
  • To renew the Church and keep alive in the world
  • The flame of the New Pentecost
  • How might we embrace the 3-Ps of Francis?

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Comparing Spiritualities
  • For St. Benedict
  • GOD is the Almighty, the Transcendent.
  • CHRIST is Our Redeemer and High Priest.
  • MAN is the Privileged Adorer, expressing the
    praise of all creation.
  • LITURGY is the principal "work" of the monastic
    community it teaches and evangelizes.

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  • For St. Ignatius of Loyola GOD is Creator,
    Lord, Owner of the Universe. CHRIST is the King.
  • MAN is his soldier in the battle against evil.
  • PLAN of Life discovered in the Spiritual
    Exercises, the Examen of Conscience,
  • Personal Meditation.
  • For St. Dominic GOD is Truth.
  • CHRIST is the Word revealing the Father.
  • MAN is a Student seeking after Truth.
  • WAY of Life centered on Study, Science, and
    Preaching the Truth.

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Most Christian Spirituality Points to the
Passion Death Resurrection Emphasis
redemptive suffering
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Franciscan Spirituality
  • For St. Francis of Assisi GOD is the Father
    who does all out of love God is personal.
  • CHRIST, in His Humanity, is the Beloved Son who
    shows us the Father and is our Brother.
  • MAN has been reconciled by Jesus and shares in
    the life of God who is Good, All Good, the
    Highest Good.
  • CREATION is the reflection of God's goodness all
    are fellow creatures, our brothers and sisters.

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Franciscan
  • WAY TO GOD is in the freedom of "sons
    daughters," in trustful poverty, humility,
    simplicity lived in fraternity, and are a gift
    of God as an affirmation of his vocation peace
    and joy.
  • PRAYER is simple, affective, centered on the
    humanity of Jesus as seen in the Gospels. God is
    everywhere and any formula is good if it is the
    trusting prayer of a "son daughters.

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For Francis/Franciscan Spirituality
  • God does it all for us
  • The Spirit leads us into prayer and joyfulness
    and presents us to Jesus
  • Jesus as brother is the door into the Trinity,
    Francis imitates so Jesus can present him to the
    Father, so he too can be the beloved son
  • The Father is our origin, source of being and
    ultimate goal

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How you journey how you arrive!
  • Joyfully
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