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I call on Christians to invest in modern means of communication in order to announce the Gospel.
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Private association regulated by the French Law
Annual dues
Article 10 : Dues

All members of the association are required to pay annual dues. The amount is equal to the smallest unit (other than cents) of the member's currency
(for example: 1€, $1,...).

However, because the association is open to members of all nationalities, it may be that the financial cost inherent to the eventual exchange of the membership dues to the French currency, as well as the cost of getting those dues to the association headquarters, exceed the amount of the annual contribution itself. It is then possible for every member to pay his dues, on his honor, to a charity of his choice; in this case, he is required to inform the association.
1 Euro (or 1 dollar or 1 yen)
Honorbound to give the amount for the dues to a charity of the member's choice.
My hope for us all is that the Holy Spirit,
through the prayer of the Virgin, our Mother, grant us this grace: to walk, build and profess the crucified Jesus Christ. / Korean Culture and Information Service (Photographer name), CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
The association's objective
Article 4 : The objective

By recalling beforehand :
  • That the Very Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, speaks to humanity in these terms: "Do whatever he tells you".
  • That the Sower of the Gospel who goes out to sow, may spread the grain in profusion.
  • He is blessed the servant who gives tribute to the Lord of all his goods.
The objective of the association is to make known and loved the Very Holy Trinity, that is to say God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the immediate environment of the members of the association and "to the ends of the earth," through the intercession of the Very Holy Virgin Mary, mediator of all graces.
To make the Very Holy Trinity known and loved
State of mind
Article 5 : State of mind that must inspire all action

All the means implemented to reach the aforementioned objective must deliver on both these imperatives :
  • To be faithful to the Gospel of Christ.
  • Conform to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
Finally, missionary activity as well as the relationships between the association members must be driven by the virtues dear to the heart of Saint Francis of Assisi: Peace and Joy.
  1. Faithfulness to the Gospel
  2. Conformity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church
  3. Peace and Joy


Saint Francis of Assisi's Tau Cross

3 possible levels of membership
Article 8 : Levels of membership

The association is made up of members who, being subject to the present statutes, choose explicitly to follow one or several of the three following degrees, while specifying that the choice of second or third degree involves commitment at the same time to the preceeding degree(s) :
  1. The first degree members make their commitment :
    • According to the wording which suits the member, to pray daily and fervently that the Very Holy Trinity may be known and loved all over the world, or otherwise the following wording: "Oh very holy Virgin Mary, intercede for us and ask your divine Son for the conversion of the world to his Sacred-Heart. Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who appeal to you."
    • To love God and his neighbor, in the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
  2. The second degree members make their commitment :
    • To spread the Gospel through actions, "exuding the perfume of Christ" (acts of charity, organized social action).
    • At least once a year, to participate in training or continuing education on one of the foundations of the Christian faith and/or on a text of the Pope or the Magisterium of the Church (Encyclicals, Apostolic Exhortations, ...)
  3. The third degree members make their commitment :
    • To make God the Trinity known and loved throughout the entire world, using in particular modern means of communication.
    • To create a meeting and understanding between people through study groups on faith, or by creating a Franciscan Fraternity, or by any other action respectful of the free will of everyone, ... .
  1. Daily prayer + love of God and neighbor
  2. To love through our actions + committment to deepen one's faith
  3. To make God the Trinity known and loved + encourage fraternal meetings and accord

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