The Little Eucharsitic Brothers of Divine Will a monacelli community
For some time we have been looking for the right word to describe those who feel called to live out a Divine Will or Luisan vocation of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Divine Will. In English the term Little Brothers or Little Sisters seemed the best choice as a cross between friars and monks. We thought of the terms miars or fronks but they didn't seem right. Then in reading the new Vatican approved biography of Luisa Picarretta I found the Italian term that Jesus used for Luisa being his little nun as monacella. The masculine would be monacello and in the plural monacelli.
Blessed Charles de FoucauldThese monacelli would live the evangelical counsels but not have the complete stability of monks nor the wandering nature of friars. I feel that there is a new way in consecrated life that will focus on the message of Divine Will through a consecrated and eucharistic prism or paradigm. Like Blessed Charles de Foucauld and the servant of God Luisa Picarretta this vocation of being a monacello or monacella can be lived out by oneself or in small community houses modeled on the Holy House of Nazareth. The aim is not to establish new orders or religious institutes with public solemn vows but for individuals or communities to take private vows or promises to the Lord. The communities may need to be private or public associations of Christ's faithful depending on their ministries.
These monacelli would have the mystical focus of the early Carmelites and the freedom of the spirit and trust in Divine Providence of the early Franciscans. They would be a mix of the contemplative and active ways but inclining more towards the contemplative. They would not be like the traditional houses of silence but have silence mixed with active discussion of the writings and teachings of Divine Will as revealed to Luisa and its inter-reaction with the spiritual and mystical teachings of the broader Church and Judaism.