Thursday, 11 December 2008

Proposal for a New Order of Franciscan Tertiaries of Brighton & Hove

As my good friend Joseph has always said, "Man proposes, God disposes."

A small band of brothers renounce all possessions save for their musical instruments.

They take vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience to the Magisterium of the Church.

They live on the streets of Brighton as the homeless.

They sing and play for alms.

They devote their time to prayer, singing songs, going to Mass and witness to the Gospel by living among the homeless of Brighton.

They play chess with the homeless and offer them friendship in Brighton and live as beggars.

The people of Brighton are astonished by their charity and their music and lifestyle.

They are fed and watered by the soup run.

Money made from begging goes to the poor of the Church and the Building Fund.

Each brother has his own sleeping bag.

Their radical lifestyle attracts new brothers because Brighton is a town of alternative lifestyles.

The order is endorsed by the Pope.

They follow in the footsteps of St Francis and go to Heaven.

Is this a good idea? Answers on a postcard, please, or failing that, the comments section. A couple of months and I am of no fixed abode anyhow.

1 comment:

Fr Ray Blake said...

Good idea, become tertiaries of the Friars of the Immaculate at Lewisham or the the Friars of the Renewal in Canning Town!

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