Constitution of the Anglican Mission in the Americas V

Reading on through the document, I have found some more “borrowings”, such as:

Article 12: Missional Spirituality

Section 1: The spirituality of the Society is a plan of life centered on the person and on the following of Christ and the practical application of the Great Commission rather than a detailed program to be put into practice.

Compared with The General Constitutions of the Secular Franciscan Order, Chapter II, Title I, Article 9, Rule 5:

The spirituality of the Secular Franciscan is a plan of life centered on the person and on the following of Christ, rather than a detailed program to be put into practice.

Back to the AMiA:

Section 2: The members of the Society are committed to following the example and the teachings of Christ and advancing those teaching through evangelism, church planting, formation and outreach.  The Society endeavors to foster love for the Word of the Lord through a commitment to Word, Sacrament and Spirit as they have been received and proclaimed by the Church.

Lifted from the Franciscans Rule 4 par. 3:

The Secular Franciscan, committed to following the example and the teachings of Christ, must personally and assiduously study the Gospel and Sacred Scripture. The fraternity and its leaders should foster love for the word of the Gospel and help the brothers and sisters to know and understand it as it is proclaimed by the Church with the assistance of the Spirit.

The AMiA:

Section 5: The Act of Commitment and the Solemn Declarations

The clergy and laity do not take vows but instead express “the bond of charity” by making an “Act of Commitment.” The “bond of charity” is best described as the expression of a voluntary desire on the part of the member of the Society to be a member of the Society.

Comparted with The Oratory of St John Vianney, FAQs:

The Oratorians of St John Vianney do not take vows but instead express “the bond of charity” by making an “Act of Committment”. The “bond of charity” is best described as the expression of a voluntary desire on the part of the Oratorian to be a member of the fellowship of the Oratory.

The AMiA:

The idea of the Mission Society is that members strive, for missional service in and for Christ’s Church, lived in a spirit of humility and prayer, where obedience is offered to the Society and the local church out of fraternal love rather than through any external compulsion.

The Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri:

The ideal of the Oratory is community life and priestly service lived in a spirit of prayer, and in which obedience is offered out of fraternal love and not through the compulsion of formally vowed obedience.

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