It is important to encourage a regular sacramental practice, depending on the possibilities of each one (the Eucharist and confession) (Gd 3)
Benedict Baur's book, Frequent Confession is a classic
The Acts of the Penitent and Effects of the Sacrament (Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Members into the "second degree" undertake the narrow path of conversion of ways.
Conversion of ways cannot succeed
without the grace of God: "I am the vine; you are the branches. If
you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much
fruit; apart from me you can do nothing" John
The obliged narrow door (Bible comment ) to grace is, in this Step 1: frequent and regular sacramental confession; once a week for members into the second degree is recommended. In this extraordinary sacramental meeting with Christ, we are re-created in grace, we are assisted divinely to completely uproot our sins, our spiritual "pathos" (pathologies), we are richly vested to learn and grow in what the monastic tradition calls "apatheia" or "hesychia": peace, perfect abandonment to the only eternal reality: the Will of God, in a deepening glimpse and taste of peace, mysterious divine solitude and silence, at the foot of the cross : "witness to a mystery, whose riches they had indeed experienced, but whose full penetration is reserved for heaven alone" Carthusian Statutes, Prologue ; in Saint Bruno's words: Quies. Practicing then the following Quies steps, will permit to nurture and mature this sacramental re-creation in grace, to the plenitude of the love of Christ. 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3: 14-21
Sacramental confession is the most important fundamental act, that renews man and forms a true catholic, and permits to know who those are, who belong truly to Christ. If we should collegially not succeed in validating its frequent and regular reception with gentle manners, we will need to dismiss those candidates or eventual serving members from "second degree" status and activities, who, out of respect, could voluntarily also revert to, or remain, members of the simpler IFSB discussion group; until, for them, Step 1 is truly implemented in their life.