Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Divine Mercy Brothers of our Lady of Guadalupe

This is a Religious community of older fairly healthy men coming together to fulfill their calling to serve God.

It is a semi- cloister (hermit) of men coming together in common to strive for holiness and sainthood.
Will have a chapel but will need to tend mass in the local parish and for veneration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Then to return to pray for the sick, dying, souls, purgatory and the whole world by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary, Franciscan Crown, Liturgy of the hour.
Hope to be able to pray for the sick and dying at hospitals then return back to the community.
Also ask the parish priest if we may have devotions to the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the rosary for them and then again return back.
All brothers will be taking vows with and to the Bishop and will serve under him.
From within the community there will be one brother that will oversee everything and all brothers will be obedient to him and him to the bishop.
As a community we will be reminded that we are sinners and must ask for repentance before the Divine Mercy and ask for His Mercy daily.
Off white tunic: For Renewal
Brown scapular: For our Blessed Mother
Brown Capuche with hood: for penance
Black belt around tunic with black rosary 
Black or brown sandals
In winter black shoes can be used
Divine Mercy medal around neck
Work habit
Tunic: grey or blue denim with black belt & black denim scapular
In home
Tunic and scapular with belt may only to be worn
Religious orders are not formed; or the purpose of gathering perfect people together, but those who have the courage to aim at perfection and holiness.
Novitiate will be 40 years or older and in fair heath
5 references will be needed
1 from his spiritual director
And a background check
Because we are of an older group of men seeking to fulfill our call
We must work harder to shed off the desire to satisfy one’s self
And learn to give one’s self totally to God and the community
If working, the novitiate will have to give ones check completely to the order
On being retired, their retirement check will also be given to the community
Because of the lack of finances, a novitiate may have to pay for one’s own habit
If leaving the order it will have to be left with the community
Tunic, scapular and belt will be worn during this time
The capuche will be given at time of vows
Temporary vows will be given to a novitiate at the end of a year or more if needed
The length of time will be determined by the community
The time spent in novitiate will be where one will have to develop a deeper spirituality and to conform to the community’s way of living
Daily life
Communal prayer
Rise 6:00am
 Liturgy of the Hour, mass, Eucharistic veneration 6:30am
Breakfast 8:00am
Studies/Meditation prayer 8:30am
Free time 10:00am
 Liturgy of the Hour, Rosary 11:00pm
Lunch and spiritual reading 12:00pm
Work: cleaning of house 12:30pm
 Divine Mercy Chaplet 3:00pm
Free time 4:00pm
 Liturgy of the Hour and the Crown 5:00 pm
Dinner and spiritual reading 6:00pm
Communally recreation 6:30pm
Liturgy of the Hour 8:00pm
Free time 8:30pm
Bed time 9:30pm
Even though one may have to work outside of community
The maintaining of the house is to be done by all in the community
If and when we have land, work will also be done there
The constitution
Community living
All things are communal and will be used by all
All monetary gifts will be handed over to the community

Duties outside of community must be done in twos or threes
Eating, prayers, working and recreation will be done together
Meditation, personal prayer and free time may be alone
Silence will also be practiced
When one is sick, a brother will be assigned  to take care of him till he is well again.
One brother will be picked to be the Brother Superior
And all will obedient to him
It is also at this time each brother will be seeking penance for his sins daily
If a brother has done something wrong it will be brought to his attention
If he will not listen, then it will be brought to the community
If he doesn’t listen he will be asked to leave
We the Divine Mercy brothers are to first strive for holiness and sainthood
Second to bring souls back to our Lord God by showing His Divine Mercy through His Chaplet.
With our Blessed Mother’s rosary, we will be asking her for her help

With the Franciscan Crown we will be blessing Our Mother with a crown of roses for her intersession
We will be living the Rule of Saint Augustine 
Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Guadalupe DMB

For all men that were called by God but

men said you were too old,

may come and serve our Lord as Divine Mercy Brothers

We hope to

and take vows with a bishop and our charism will be the

Divine Mercy chaplet for souls, sick, dying and purgatory

We will be semi- cloistered, going out only for mass,

Eucharist adoration, praying for sick, food, and laundry

Any of the above could be changed at the discretion of the Bishop

Any questions write to

Facebook; divine mercy brothers

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Feast Day of St. Augustine.

If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like,
it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
Saint Augustine
St. Augustine Pray For Us.

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Psalm 32;
Blessed is the one whose offense is forgiven whose sin is erased.
Blessed is the one to whom the Lord charge no guilt and in whose spirit there is no guile.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I made no attempt to conceal my guilt.
I said, “I will confess my offenses to the Lord”, and you removed the guilt of my sin.
I will instruct you and guide you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and keep my eyes upon you.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; shout for joy, all you upright of heart.

This is the formal habit which will be worn outdoors

This is the habit which will be worn inside and
the novitiate will wear this in Formation

This is the sign that will be posted outside our window and this is also the full habit.