Happy Easter to all of the Associates and Members of the Order of Franciscan Hermits, and to all Christians and Franciscans everywhere!
Even though we witness the atrocities of war, religious persecution, crime, poverty, the devastation that the pandemic has brought and the many things that make us question our faith... We have much to celebrate as we know Our Lord and Savior has died for our sins and has been Resurrected to bring us New Life, in Him.
He taught us to pray that the Lord's Will "Be done on EARTH as it IS in Heaven"... Yes... but it is OUR responsibility to continue His work on this earth to LOVE God... Our Neighbors... Ourselves and Our Enemies, especially during these uncertain times. Let us also remember the last part of the Lord's Prayer... "Forgive us OUR trespasses AS WE FORGIVE those who trespass against us"... We are asking the Lord to use US as the ruler for which HE should Forgive Us. This should remind us quickly that it is time to Forgive, LOVE and put into action the works the Gospels requires of us. We must work for PEACE and JUSTICE in All that we do.
I invite you to join us in praying the rosary for WORLD PEACE by joining our Perpetual Rosary Association found at https://RosariesForPeace.com. It is free to join, and your intentions will be included in our daily prayers. Please share this post with your friends who pray the rosary, so we can all be United in this effort Our Lady has asked of us in the many places throughout the world she has appeared.
Please know you and your families are All in my thoughts and prayers each day... May we all be encouraged by the promises of the Gospel to bring us Everlasting Life.
PEACE and LOVE Always...
Br. Paul, OFH Founder and Guardian of the Order of Franciscan Hermits