Application for Novice One, Novice Two, and Novice Three and for Year Pledge, Life Pledge, and Private Vow
NOVICE AND PLEDGING APPLICATION
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This application is to be completed by all entering or continuing any of the Novice years of formation and by those whose formation is complete and who are planning to take a pledge to live the CFP Rule and Constitutions. Please complete the appropriate sections of the application. This application should be postal mailed to the CFP Office as it should be signed by your spiritual director. If you are entering Novice 1, you may not yet have a spiritual director and so the signature is optional for Novice 1's. It is required for Novice 2, Novice 3, and Pledging.
May God bless you as you grow in conversion to the Lord's Will!
NOVICE AND PLEDGE APPLICATION FOR ALL WHO WISH TO DO PENANCE IN THE CONFRATERNITY OF PENITENTS
Please check appropriate year: CHECK HERE IF CONTINUING A YEAR____________:
__________1st Year Novitiate
__________2nd Year Novitiate
___________3rd Year Novitiate
Check here if Associate _____
CHECK HERE IF NO LONGER INTERESTED_________
PLEDGING AND VOWING AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY
_______Pledge for a Year
_______Pledge for Life
_______Pledge for Life and Take a Private Vow to live the Rule for Life
If you are an Associate Member, please check here____
(last name) (first name) (middle name)
Telephone Number (area code first)_______________________________
e mail address___________________________________________________
Date of Birth__________Married____ Single___Sep____Div___Annul___ Widow/Widower_____
(name) (city and state)
Next of Kin_____________________________________________________
(name) (address, city, state, zip)
Next of Kin Phone Number________________________________________
Are you loyal to all the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Pope, and bishops? ___________
If an Associate, do you agree to follow Catholic instruction in this way of life?_______
Do you have your spouse's approval to live the Rule?_________
Do you have an apostolate? _______ Explain:
First year novices: Are you willing and able to live the prescriptions for prayer of the Rule? _______
Second year novices: Are you willing and able to continue with the prayer requirements of this Rule, as agreed upon between you and your spiritual director, and to embrace the fasting and abstinence requirements of this Rule as they suit your age and state of health?_______
Third year novices: Are you willing to make the external adjustments in clothing and simplified lifestyle as stated in the Rule?_____
Pledged: Are you willing to live the entire Rule for the Confraternity of Penitents under your spiritual director for all of your life?_____ or for the period of one year?_______
Pledged and Vowed for Life: Are you willing to take a private vow to live this Rule for the rest of your life? ____ A private vow is made to your spiritual director and is binding under pain of sin.
Why do you wish to enter this stage of membership?
I, as spiritual director of ___________________________________, consent to having the above named directee continue in the Confraternity of Penitents as requested above.
Signed:______________________________________ Date: _______________
Applicant's Signature_______________________ Date:________________
Please make three copies of your completed application.
a. Give one copy to your local chapter or circle minister if you are in a local group.
b. Mail one copy to your Regional Communications Coordinator.
c. Mail one copy to the Confraternity of Penitents, 1702 Lumbard Street, Fort Wayne IN 46803 USA Phone: 260-739-6882, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and may God bless you on your spiritual journey!