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"A brotherhood  & sisterhood of diplomats and consuls from all nations who strive to help the world"  Diplomatic,Consular , Foreign Service and  International Relations Professionals  Fraternal  Society

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World Apostolate of Fatima Guest House, in Fatima,
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Chaplin, J. Guilbert J. Mariani, SOLT

Fr. Richard Mullins , Archdiocese of Arlington, VA
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Chaplin ,Washington , D.C.

Lay members are asked to join the Oblates of  the Order of St. Benedict to aid in spritual formation

Duty to Serve the Needy

We are a world-wide fraternal and spiritual society of diplomats, consular officials and other international relations professionals. Lay members are asked to join the Oblates of the Order of St. Benedict to aid in spritual formation.

The Fraternity of the Diplomatic Society of St. Gabriel, a Fraternal organization, promotes the advancement of the diplomatic profession, spiritual development and brotherly fellowship. It also seeks to be a catalyst for furthering the humanitarian work of the international community, of the Church, the United Nations, states and civil society.

PRAYER

Since Christ willed to be born poor, he chose for himself disciples who were poor. He made himself the servant of the poor and shared their poverty. He went so far as to say that he would consider every deed which either helps or harms the poor as done for or against himself. Since God surely loves the poor, he also love whose who love the poor. For when on person holds another dear, he also includes in his affection anyone who loves or serves the one he loves. That is why we hope that God will love us for the sake of the poor. So when we visit the poor and needy, we try to be understanding where they are concerned. We sympathize with them so fully that we can echo Paul's words: "I have become all things to all men." Therefore, we must try to be stirred by our neighbors' worries and distress.

It is our duty to prefer the service of the poor to everything else and to offer such service as quickly as possible. Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity. With renewed devotion, then, we must serve the poor, especially outcasts and beggars. They have been given to us as our masters and patrons.

History

The Fraternity started as the Diplomatic Society of St Gabriel a private ministry. In essence the Fraternity is an informal association of individuals who are benefactors .The St Gabriel organization shall not require its members, particularly those working with a particular government or inter-governmental organizations, to undertake any activity which may pose a potential conflict of interest between membership in the Association and the policies and interests of the government or organization to which a member owes allegiance.

Fr. Lazaro Abarco
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St Nino Parish, Manila, Philippines
Archconfraternity of the Holy Relics
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Brotherhood of the Blessed Gerard / Order of Malta
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Fr. Gerard, OSB, South Africa
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