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
Hope Always Exists
No matter what things look like, no matter how horrific things may be, there is always reason for hope because God exists. God is present to us in the world. Saint Paul reminds us that hope never disappoints. People may argue with that, but that's because of what they are hoping for, not because hope doesn't exist. Hope always exists for all of us. Are you a person of hope? That is what is necessary to turn this world around. We need to restore hope in the world: hope for goodness for each other, hope for goodness for our world, our environment, all of the things that we need to live a good and dignified life. May God bless you.
We Are Called to Be Peacemakers
"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God." We are all children of God and God expects us to be peacemakers in our lives. How are we functioning as peacemakers? Are we at peace within ourselves? It's very hard to become a peacemaker if we are not at peace within ourselves. So, that is the first work we are called to do: to be at peace within ourselves. And the secret to that is trust in God. Then we move on to those close to us. The presence of peace within us is enough to bring peace to other people. Many people don't have peace with people who are close to them, but we are called to be peacemakers even in that case. It's what we are meant to do. We were born to bring peace, love, and mercy to each other. Everything else that we do isn't very important. What is important is to be that presence of peace in the world; to exude the peace of Christ. That's what Jesus meant when He said, "My peace I give you. My peace I leave you." Let us be peacemakers and let us be the presence of Christ's peace here in the world. May God bless you.
We Are Here to Gather Up
Jesus said to His disciples, "I am the vine and you are the branches." That image of being connected the way branches are to a vine and all the interactions between the two is a beautiful expression of our connection to Jesus. We are all extensions of Jesus in the world. And we are here to gather up. Just like branches gather up the sun and the rain, we are here to gather up all those who are in need of connecting to God. Let's think about how we are connected to Jesus and how we remain connected to Him, which is, of course, what He wishes us to do. By remaining connected to Jesus, we are empowered to do what He wishes us to do in the world; that is, to love each other, to be at peace with each other, and to have mercy on each other. May God grant us that grace.
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.