Families of Nazaret Movement

Families of Nazaret Movement (FNM)

The creation of the FNM

Movement of Nazareth Families (FNM) is an international Christian movement apostolate of the family. Its purpose is to sanctify of participants through deepen their lives the spirit of the Gospel, through union with Christ in everyday life.

The initiator of the FNM was Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer (1931-2009), who in 1985, along with Fr. Andrew Buchelom (1951-1994) and a group of lay people formed in Warsaw, the first evangelical community that gave rise to the movement. Within two years, the FNM has spread in Poland and now also operates in diferent countries on all continents.

Despite its international character, the movement operates on the basis of the diocesan structure, emphasizing the local church. In the dioceses manages priests moderators appointed by diocesan bishops.

Members hold prayer-formational meeting in parish communities that unite people by age or state of life (married couples, youth, children, women who are raising children alone) or a profession (medical personnel, lawyers, teachers, etc.). Acts of lay communities manage animators who in spiritual matters closely cooperate with the priests.

 

Spirituality

Spirituality Families of Nazareth Movement draws its inspiration from the Gospel implemented, following the example of Christ in a radical way - in life, relationships, choices.

Spirituality of FNM is:

Christocentric: the desire for full communion with Christ the Savior; it means to love God and love people through love of Christ;

Nazarethal: Ideal of Nazareth realized in imitation of Jesus who chose poverty, humility, simplicity and humiliation;

Eucharistic: union affairs of their daily life with the gift of the Eucharist, is expressed in frequent (if possible - daily) participation in Holy Mass;

selecting a poor means, such as the rejection of selfishness, self-denial, prayer, as the best means to on the way of God;

Mary’s: expressed in relation of hopefulness to the Virgin as the Mother of Church;

Ecclesial: FNM looking in the light of faith, see the local church hierarchy as a special source of grace, which implies the relationship of filial love and obedience to bishops.

 

The structure of the FNM

The members of Movement see in the hierarchy of the local Church - which is part of the Mystical Body of Christ - a special source of grace for themselves. Consequently follows filial love and obedience to the ordinary bishop of the diocese, which is visible source and foundation of the unity of the local Church (Christifideleslaici, 30).

The territorial structure of the Movement inscribed in diocesan and parish structure of the Church. Movement in the diocese controls moderator with a group of priests, appointed by bishop of the diocese, they joining actions of Movement - are spiritual leaders. Whereas sacramental participation in the priesthood of Christ, along with other priests, they function is to serve as minister of the sacraments of the Eucharist and Penance. Concerned about preserving orthodoxy proclaimed truth and spiritual exercises and serve through spiritual help to the members in their religious life.

Groups of Movement arise in parishes. Parishioners groups managed by the pastor, or vicar priests together with lay parish animators.

Lay animators, led by the moderator`s due of diocesan animator, perform advisory role and help realize moderator organizational and apostolic task. Diocesan animator working with a group of animators deaneries, parishes and, different groups (children, youth, students, young families, different professional environments, etc.). Lay animators of Movement integrate community, giving evidence of their lives to love of God and neighbor, performing their tasks in a spirit of service and sacrifice. They organize local community and apostolic activity and are aware that an activity that bears fruit conversion, depending on their spiritual development. Its formation can deepen animators including through specialized training in family and spiritual life.

Official website: rnr-rkc.com.ua