The lay group “Follow Me” (Seguimi in Italian) is a stable form of community life among consecrated lay persons, who want to have the necessary flexibility in order to fully value the originality of each person. The group Follow Me began in
As laity, the members of Follow Me work in today’s world, personally choosing a profession according to their natural aptitudes; they feel born of and immersed in the world, as architects building the world from within. They recognize the value of temporal things and they respect the laws that govern them with autonomy; but, as Christians, they propose to order them not according to one’s own design, but rather respecting the hierarchy of values established by God, Himself. Flanking the communities of consecrated members (in separate male and female communities) are other forms of membership:
- committed married couples, who integrally embrace the Gospel within their marriage, become members of Follow Me by assuming its values as a rule of life;
- affiliate members are lay people who choose celibacy, but decide to live it within their own families of origin;
- aggregate members are single or married persons who live the spirituality of Follow Me;
- volunteers of Follow Me are persons who come to know our ideals and collaborate in the activities and endeavors promoted by our communities.
While maintaining its lay character, the group is also open to priests, who may choose their desired type membership (either as consecrated members in community life, or as affiliate or aggregate members). These diocesan priests who chose to join Follow Me in the context of community life, in actuality, live together with lay consecrated men, with a notable enrichment for both parties on a human, ecclesial, pastoral and social level.
For a better understanding of the types of membership in Follow Me, you may contact us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .