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
Only Through A Meek and Humble Heart
Within ourselves, within the persons God has called us to be, how do we react to the terrible tragedies in Texas or Parkland or any other place where hatred and violence have occurred? How do we process it? How do we endure it? It is only through a meek and humble heart that we can actually remain at peace. When Jesus says, "I am meek and humble of heart," He is really saying that, though He is God, He is accepting of God's will in the world, even if it means that other people will do terrible things. His meekness comes from His trust that God eventually will make everything work, not necessarily here on earth, but certainly in heaven. Ultimately, it is the peace of Christ that the world needs. And no one can give peace unless that person is at peace. May God grant us that peace and give us the wisdom and knowledge to accept what He has allowed.
It Is Self-Defeating to Despair
We need to listen to what Jesus says, "My peace I leave you. My peace I give you." I don't think we really understand the full depth of these words, especially in the times we are experiencing now when there are shootings in stores, schools; it is an outbreak of insanity in so many ways. But this has happened as a result of our failure to be peacemakers and to bring peace to other people. There is no room in God's world for hatred and violence. How can we stop it, except by being true instruments of peace as St. Francis understood when he composed the prayer, "Lord Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace." He truly meant an "instrument" of peace, something that works to bring peace to other people. We need to be at peace ourselves in order to do that. It is self-defeating to despair over the terrible tragedies that have taken place because our purpose in all this is to bring peace to people who are suffering. But if we are one of those despairing people, we can't possibly do it. May God give us the grace to understand what being true peacemakers is about; the grace to understand that everyone in any walk of life is deserving of the peace that we can give to them.
Christ our Hope is risen!
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.