Guns N' Rosaries Mission

Through fellowship, education and charitable acts we seek to reclaim our Christian baptismal inheritance as Priests, Prophets and Kings. Priests are known throughout Scripture for giving sacrifice, so we seek to sacrifice our lives for Christ through donating ourselves to others, particularly our families. Being a Prophet means to speak on God's behalf. Through educating ourselves in Holy Scripture and Catholic Tradition we aim to articulate Truth through the way that we live and speak about the faith to others. Kings have three primary tasks; (1) Lead his people into battle, (2) Look after widows and orphans, (3) Care for the poor. We participate in this kingship by picking up the daily fight against personal sin and in particular by caring for the poor through personal relationships and material help for those in need. In order to achieve this mission we invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Joseph.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pope to Pro Petri Sede Association: 'Care of the Poor Enriches Us'

Pope to Pro Petri Sede Association: 'Care of the Poor Enriches Us'

Highlights Challenges Faced by Marginalized People

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Pope Francis has highlighted how helping the poor is a call to our humanity, which not only helps them, but us too.

In Rome on the occasion of their pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles, the Holy Father welcomed the Pro Petri Sede Association, praised their nourishing their faith and manifesting their fidelity to the Successor of Saint Peter, and lauded their serving the poor.

The "Pro Petri Sede" Association is made up of members from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The association annually offers economic assistance for the needs of the Holy See.
Thanking them for their service, the Pope said: “The growing number of marginalized people who live in great precariousness challenges us and calls for an impetus of solidarity to give them the material and spiritual support of which they are in need.”

He went on to say how helping the poor helps us. “In the throes of their difficulties,” he said, “they are often witnesses of what is essential, of family values; they are capable of sharing with one who is poorer than they are and they know how to rejoice."

Warning them that indifference and egoism are always lurking, the Jesuit Pope reminded them that to forget the poor is not Christian.

"Care of the poor," he said, "enriches us, putting us on a path of humility and truth."
Their presence, he said, is a call to our common humanity, to the fragility of life, to our dependence on God and on brothers.

The Pontiff invited those gathered to ask the Lord to give them merciful and poor hearts, "which know their own poverties and which spend themselves for others," and exhorted them to pray insistently for peace, "that political leaders might find ways of dialogue and reconciliation."

The Holy Father concluded, entrusting them to the intercession of Mary, Saint Peter, and their nations’ saints, and imparting his Apostolic Blessing.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Many in Pews Are 'Wounded' Waiting to Be Healed

Pope's Morning Homily: Many in Pews Are 'Wounded' Waiting to Be Healed

Compares Church to Field Hospital During Mass at Casa Santa Marta

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Pope Francis says there are many “wounded” waiting in the aisles of the Church for a minister of Christ to heal them from their pains and sorrows and liberate them from the demons that plague them.

According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father described the Church as a field hospital and explained what is proper service to those in need during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta.

“I sometimes describe the Church as a field hospital," Francis reaffirmed, saying, "There are many wounded, how many wounded! How many people who need their wounds to be healed!”

To heal and care for its people, the Pope said, is the mission of the Church. This requires, he said, “healing the wounded hearts, opening doors, freeing [people], and saying that God is good, forgives all, is our Father, is tender, and is always waiting for us ... "

Reflecting on today’s Gospel, in which Jesus sends his disciples out to the villages to preach, heal the sick and drive out "unclean spirits," the Pope stressed the disciples needed a certain attitude. The Gospel, Jesus said, must be proclaimed in poverty, and must be done for no reason other to bring the good news of liberty to the oppressed.

Although the Apostles preached with no food, sack, or money in their belts, the Pope stressed that the purity and simplicity of how they wished to help others made them happy and satisfied.
Francis added that Christ’s ministers must always remember, however, that they are simple “servants of the Kingdom.”

These proclaiming 'servants,' he stressed, must have alleviating the miseries of the poor as their sole aim and must never forget their service is not done through human hands, but through the Holy Spirit.
The Pope reminded those gathered that the nature of proclaiming the good news and bringing Christ to the poor, blind, and imprisoned must not take on the wrong form.

"It’s true, we have to help and create organizations that help in this: yes, because the Lord gives us the gifts for this. But when we forget this mission, forget poverty, forget the apostolic zeal and instead, place our hope in these [human] means, the Church slowly slips into becoming an NGO, it becomes a beautiful organization.”

This organization, the Pope concluded, is “powerful,” but not “evangelical,” because “it lacks that spirit, that poverty, that power to heal."