Questions to ask


What questions might be useful to ask if considering joining a community that includes laity and religious.

When meeting with its regional leaders


What is their charism?
What is the role of the members regarding each other and community?
Who is their patron and why?
Who do they serve, or are they primarily prayer oriented?
Which of the corporal works of mercy most drives their purpose?
Who is their Spiritual Director?
To whom do they report?
What is the process for donations to their work?
Do they have a disciplinary board in place when/if problems arise?
Are they faithful to the Pope and their Bishop?
How often do they celebrate Mass together as a group?


Research as much as possible before going in. Have a local spiritual director. (A letter from the SD will be required for admission just about anywhere).


Thanks !


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