Becoming a member of the Old Roman Apostolate is very easy. All you have to do is read the following statement and agree to try to fulfill the following obligations listed below to the best of your ability:
I _______ now join the Old Roman Apostolate and promise to the best of my ability to manifest the following Rule of Life:
- to love God
- to love neighbour
- to love one’s soul
- to love the Church
- to love the Scriptures
- to love the Sacraments
The first three rules are Divine Commands given us by God in the Old Covenant [Deut 6:4-5, Lev 19:18] and affirmed by Christ in the New Covenant [Matthew 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-34 & Luke 10:25-28]; the latter three are the means by which we have received the Divine Commands from God in Christ through the Apostles [Jude 1:3] and the means by which we can live, learn and receive God’s grace for our salvation by the faithful observance of them.
And I promise to the best of my ability though not under the pain of any sin to observe the following prayers and good works:
- Pray the Angelus three times a day
- Pray the Rosary (5 decades) daily
- Make Confession once a month
- Perform an act of Corporal Mercy whenever opportunity arises*
- Perform an act of Spiritual Mercy whenever opportunity arises**
- Pray the following prayer for Catholic unity, daily;
Almighty and everlasting God, Whose only begotten Son, Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, has said, “Other sheep I have that are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd”; let Thy rich and abundant blessing rest upon the Old Roman Apostolate, to the end that it may serve Thy purpose by gathering in the lost and straying sheep. Enlighten, sanctify, and quicken it by the indwelling of the Holy Ghost, that suspicions and prejudices may be disarmed, and the other sheep being brought to hear and to know the voice of their true Shepherd thereby, all may be brought into full and perfect unity in the one fold of Thy Holy Catholic Church, under the wise and loving keeping of Thy Vicar, through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God, world without end. Amen.
*Corporal works of mercy: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to clothe the naked, to give shelter to the homeless, to visit the sick, to visit the imprisoned, and to bury the dead.
**Spiritual works of mercy: to instruct the ignorant, to counsel the doubtful, to admonish the sinners, to bear patiently those who wrong us, to forgive offenses, to comfort the afflicted, to pray for the living and the dead.
Once you complete and submit the following form, a personalised certificate with the Titular Archbishop of Selsey’s signature will be emailed to you within five business days. We will notify you of the nearest Old Roman cell group, mission or oratory to your location.
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