[quote="mymamamary, post:1, topic:293478"]
Out of curiosity, I wanted to ask something. I know that you have to get the official Approval to start a new "Community/Assosciation/Fraternity/Institute". However, my question is, IF I wanted to start a Franciscan "Community" all for myself, meaning that I have my "own" schedule,rule (Although following the primary rule of St. Francis), the design of my own habit, all for myself, What would I need to do? Would I still need permission to live as a Friar, by myself?? :confused: :confused: , What would the process be???
You can't start a new religious order if you don't have any experience being a religious. While with most orders we usually talk about the founder, one should realize that usually there are many people around that founder that are vital to building the order. Usually there is some significant religious background in both the founder and the people around him. Further, any good order is not just about the founder, but also about the family around the founder. If you don't have such a family around you, you can't build an order.
Anyways, you can only found an order if GOD wants you to. If he gives you the means and the knowledge, then by all means do so. But it is probably best that you become a part of an already established order.