OF THE MISSION
Peace be with you.
Brother Paul OFS FSDM
I have come in the name of God to proclaim God’s words, words of knowledge and truth and wisdom from on high. I am a prophet sent to this world to prepare the world for the Second Coming and for the salvation of souls. To save souls for all eternity. To bring souls to their heavenly homeland, to their God, their Creator and Maker. I am man, yet I have been infused with knowledge and wisdom from My Father above. It is not I, Brother Paul, that speaks, but it is the voice of God. I have come to do the will of the Creator and Author of All Life. Let it be done unto me as the Father in heaven above ordains. (BP.MH01262021)
OF THE MISSION
MESSAGE for the NEW YEAR from BROTHER PAUL
What Are Your Resolutions for 2022?
We may resolve to lose weight, give up sweets, give up smoking, give up drinking. But I encourage you to make a spiritual resolution. I encourage you to think about how you would like to change or affect your relationship with God. If you don't have something particular in mind, then I encourage you to possibly do one thing: spend 15 minutes a day in a state of quiet connected to God.
As we've learned from the Gospels, whenever Jesus prays, whenever He wants to connect to His Father, He goes off on His own. He goes to a quiet place. He goes to the mountain. He goes to the garden. He goes and allows Himself to be in a state of quiet with His heavenly Father. It's something that every one of us not only should do, but needs to do. I emphasize, "needs to do." This world that we live in is so chaotic that it's difficult to connect to God. We have to actually discipline ourselves to do it.
If you think about that this year and add it to your list of resolutions, it will produce great spiritual fruits for you. May God grant you the resoluteness of spirit to make that happen.
God Sustains Us
God's presence and His love for us overcomes all things, even suffering. We have so many problems in our lives and we suffer in so many ways. And yet, if we allow Him, God gives us the strength to deal with every difficulty. He gives us the joy of knowing that He is with us and will sustain us no matter what. Ultimately, we can count on that joy. We can count on His love for us. That's what really allows us to be lifted away from the sorrows, pains, struggles, and sufferings that we each have.
If we keep God in mind, if we recognize Jesus' presence in our lives and His unconditional love for us, then no matter what struggle we may have, we are able to overcome it.
As I've repeated many times, pain is pain. Pain only becomes suffering when we allow it to affect the way we think about things. There are people who seem to have an enormous amount of pain and struggle in life and yet, they are able to persevere. So, what sustains them? Of course it's God! Trusting in God's love. That's what really sustains them. And that's a lesson each one of us can learn.
May God grant us the grace to know that His love for us overcomes all things, even suffering.
Pray, my dear ones, pray. Let every breath be a prayer. BVM (MH08092017)
HOW TO LIVE OUR LIVES
THE PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS
LORD, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O DIVINE MASTER, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
We can't forget that every person is sacred and precious to God...and they need to be precious to us. BP (Z01012021)
Rejoicing in Christ's Love
I had three recurrent early miscarriages and was diagnosed with uterine fibroids and polycystic ovarian syndrome...Multiple fertility treatments [had failed]...I was blessed by Brother Paul on June 21, 2019...On July 20, I found out that I was pregnant without any medical intervention. For the first time, we heard a heartbeat at eight weeks...On March 20, 2020--[exactly] nine months after [Brother Paul's blessing]--I delivered a healthy baby boy.
My mom attended [Brother Paul's] healing service in Pittsburgh almost a year ago. She had been given two to four months to live after a week in the ICU and a shocking stage four cancer diagnosis. The healing service was her first outing after being released from the hospital two days earlier. Almost a year later, she is in remission and back to doing everything she loves (hiking, yoga, lifting, baking, dancing, knitting, the list goes on and on)...Thank you for giving us hope and faith.