I dreamt that I was wearing Franciscan habit


#1

In my dream I was wearing Franciscan habit with my companions, they were priests while presiding the mass. I was with them in a house (the mass was held there) as a religious brother. This is my second time to have a dream with religious nature in it. The first, I was holding Jesus in the consecration, I was the priest, and now this.

Just sharing.


#2

Do you have a call to a Vocation?


#3

It seems like you should consider this, and pray to be enlighten on whether it might be your vocation or not?


#4

Pray sincerely in front of the Blessed Sacrament and ask God what He wants you to do and be specific.


#5

Consider it. But it may also be just a normal dream.


#6

Everyone has one of those.
Perhaps a good question would be what this young man’s vocation is.


#7

A dream is just a dream. I should have been clearer and said vocation to the religious life.
Or has it been on the mind before the dream.
In past threads, this person has discussed having a partner.


#8

Peace & Good Arnold!
You may find it interesting to read this glorious dream written in Chap. 20 of The Flowers of St. Francis :

"A young man, of noble birth… who had entered the Order of St Francis, was seized after a few days, through the devil’s suggestions, with a violent dislike of the habit that he wore… so that it seemed to him as if he carried about him an insupportable weight; and, disliking the Order more and more, he determined to leave it and return to the world…

It so happened, that the night when he had made up his mind to leave the convent, he passed before the altar, and, kneeling down… he prostrated himself to the ground, and, being ravished in spirit, the Lord sent him a most wonderful vision. He saw before him a great multitude of saints ranged in procession, two by two, clothed in vestments made of precious material: their faces and their hands shone like the sun… Two of them were more nobly and more richly dressed than the rest, and surrounded by such a blaze of light that none could look on them without being dazzled. At the end of the procession was one so gloriously adorned, that he seemed, like a new knight, to be more favoured than the others.

Now the young man, seeing such a beautiful procession, was struck with wonder; but although he could not guess the meaning of the vision, he dared not ask. When the procession had almost passed away, addressing himself to those who were in the rear, he said: “O beloved, I pray you tell me who are those wonderful beings who form this venerable procession.” They answered: “Know, my son, that we are all Friars Minor, who are come from the glories of Paradise; and those two who shine forth brighter than the rest, are St Francis and St Anthony; and the last one you saw so especially honoured is a holy friar, lately dead, who having fought with courage against temptation and having preserved to the end, we lead in triumph to the glories of Paradise; and these splendid vestments which adorn us have been given to us by God, in exchange for the coarse tunic we wore with so much patience … and the glorious light which shines upon us has been given in reward for the humility, the holy poverty, the obedience, and chastity that we observed to the end of our lives. Now, my son, do not find the robe of religion too rough to wear; for if, clothed in the sackcloth of St Francis, and out of love to Christ, thou dost despise the world, mortifying thy flesh, and fighting valiantly against the devil, thou too shalt receive these splendid vestments, and shine with this glorious light.”

On hearing these words the young man came to his senses, and feeling himself much strengthened, he put far from him all temptation to leave the Order, confessed his sin to the guardian and to the brethren, and from that moment dearly loved the course vestment of St Francis and the severity of penance, and at length ended his life in the Order in a state of great sanctity."

If you are interested in delving further into the mysterious ways that God spoke to St. Francis watch this short video:

Best wishes of Holiness,
Poor Friars.


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