Young Missionaries of the Holy Father

Los Angeles California. US

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Above and Beyond

Ask yourself: What keeps us going?

Young Missionaries of the Holy Father / Febrero 2016 / Los Ángeles, Ca. US


 

Why do us, as humans, keep striving to live? What’s the point in continuing on in our lives if all we’re going to do is die? Aren’t all of our efforts going to go to waste? All of the hard work at the job, all of the money we ever earned, all of the nice clothes we bought… We cannot bring any of it to the grave. So why do we keep on going? Why should we, as Catholics, value life over death? It may seem like a hefty question designed for an experienced, complex philosopher, but one might actually find the answer to be very simple. Read More...

 

 

 

 

 

The Illusion of Hiding Away in Daylight

March 2015 / Young Missionaries of the Holy Father - Los Angeles Ca.


 

We see with the eyes, walk with our feet, and strum with our hands. But in the case of Tony Melendez, who was born without arms, we may think otherwise. He is a man who was born without arms. Being from Nicaragua and having grown up poor in Chino, California, he faced many challenges throughout his life. One can only imagine the hardships endured by such a persistent man; as well as the wisdom he may carry from his sufferings. Melendez obviously cannot play the guitar with his hands, so he uses his feet. This began as a mild experiment in his childhood, but his father insisted that he would play the guitar. He now sings professionally and has even performed for Pope John Paul II, where the Holy Father gave him a kiss on the cheek. Read More...

 

The Dignity of Human Life

Young Missionaries of the Holy Father / Los Angeles, Ca.


 

One may take it lightly to toy with another’s existence, but what might it mean to exist? In essence how might one come about to exist? Is there a gap between life and death or is the line between being alive and not, flimsy indeed? To exist means to have actual being and actual being is undeniably there. Do we have the authority to take away actual being? Look to not the transience of life, but the befores of it.

The four intergrades of life present: inanimate, vegetation, animate, and human intellect; in that crescendo order. Rocks, cell phones, and pillows display the lowest intergrade to life, which is none at all. The blossom to flowers displays the second stage of life, and the movement of animals shows the third. But foremost, none compare to the coexisting mind, body, and soul of the human condition. What is a rock if no artist to sculpt it? Or a potato, for nobody to harvest it? Do the sheep flock themselves? The dignity of human life does not lessen others, rather it cooperates itself into a higher plan. Read more...

 

 

   

 

A Night of Worship with Audrey Assad 

( Advent Season with Audrey Assad ) / 2014

Young Missionaries of the holy Father - Los Angeles / California US


 

Advent is a time preparing us for the second coming of Jesus, all the while celebrating the first coming. To receive Jesus in our hearts on advent season is what the message of advent is about, Saint Augustine once said, “He who sings, prays twice.” Audrey Assad truly gave us lyrics to reflect on in the song “Humble.” Read more...

 

 

The Addictive, Perpetual Nature That is Mankind

December 7th, 2014 - Young Missionaries of the Holy Father / Los Angeles Ca. US


 

One of the most entropic things ever may be mankind’s nature, even if it is how not entropic they may be. The book, “From Darkness, Into the Light,” by Marino Restrepo, is an enlightening testimony about the radical life changes Marino had to make. He explains his nighttime as a very dark, thirty-three years he was living in mortal sin, only to be saved by the infinite light that is God’s mercy. He goes into the mystical experience presented by God, and the foundation created as a result of it. An enticing serendipity, the paperback cover notices how the book seemingly echoes, “God chooses the simple to fool the wise.” As the “From Darkness, Into the Light” title may show, this book revolves around radical change as a Catholic, and how that importance was presented to Marino. As he might talk about the life he lived here, he also explains what he saw in the supernatural world: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. Read more...

 

 

Inspiring religious vocations…

Carmelite Sisters of the most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles - YMHF / Los Ángeles Ca.


 

The girls of the Young Missionaries of the Holy Father had a day of reflection and religious inspiration. It was a beautiful day for these girls to experience the beauty of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. On arrival, one can appreciate the silence of the convent with its beautiful and tranquil gardens. On entering the interior of the convent, the girls had the opportunity to see some of the religious walk-arounds as they were doing their duties. That alone gave us a sense of being in a special place. In this convent, the girls experienced talking to one of the Carmelite Sisters where we were able to present our group and explain who we are and what our mission is (along with a ten minute reflection in front of the Blessed Sacrament). Read more...

 

  

 

 

More about our Young Missionaries of the Holy Father

10th September 2014 / Young Missionaries of the Holy Father - California US


 

My Name is Alejandra Zarate. I started attending the Pilgrims of Love Foundation prayer group in 2010 in Los Angeles, California . I am a full time stay-at-home mom and wife. I am currently working with the Young Missionaries of the Holy Father. I was asked to write a small paragraph on another article and of a different subject, but I thought it’d be best to just review the activities and amazing experiences we have been having in this youth group.

I am very excited and blessed to be able to have my two youngest children partake in this youth group. My name is Maria Del Rosario Lopez. I have been collaborating with the mission, Pilgrims of Love, since 2008. Since my kids joined the group in June of 2014 , we have been very blessed in attending several events that has depend the spiritual relationship of each missioner's with their faith. Read more...

 


 

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Blood of Christ

Jesus Christ in our midst in His silence and love… As a youth minister, working with the youth for over a year now, trying to figure out how to bring the youth to Christ I have been analyzing and praying and most importantly keeping my heart open to the will of God. I must admit, it has been challenging. People have warned me about the challenges there is in trying to bring the youth to Christ. Read more... 

 

October Feast

We count with the support of our parish priest and the community. October Fest is an event where families gather and offer their service to the church and to God by being parishioners that come together as a community and offer different ideas of evangelization and support to our parish priest, touching on the subject of evangelization that our Pope Francis reminds us today: To be credible witnesses of the beauty of God's Love, Mercy, Tenderness, and JoyRead more...

 

The Silence of Self

On Saturday, August 17, 2013 the Young Missionaries of the Holy Father reflected on The Silence of Self as young as these youth are they were able to spiritually understand what it is to be silent to a world full of loud messages. They learned that we need time to recollect self and stop the loudness of the world, to be able to hear the voice of God. We are in the world but we are not of the world, that was the main message. Read more...

 

God's Love

The Young Missionaries of the Holy Father discussed the natural ranks of life. Rocks, plants, animals, and man, are within these ranks. With no life in anyway, rocks are at the bottom. Plants do have life so they conquer rocks. Animals, having locomotion, are above plants and rocks. Humans have the God given gift of a soul and intellect, therefore, they are superior to all other ranks of life, except God himself but the youth did not learn just that. Read more...

 

Imitating the Saints

This Saturday June 15 Young Missionaries of the Holy Father participated at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Catholic Church Family Vocation Conference with the name of Imitating the Saints! It was fun for the whole family, Vocation reflections were organized into three groups according to age. Children and parents were separated and were given a different talk. Read more...

 

 

Biking with Christ

After our prayers and a small barbecue the Young Missionaries of the Holy Father went on a small challenging bike ride. Read more...

 

 

Caritas aid agency provides relief to typhoon-wrecked Philippines

By Antonio Anup Gonsalves
 
People take shelter in a parish church in the Philippines. Credit: Caritas Manila.In the devastating wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Caritas, a relief agency of the Church, has rushed to support victims through the distribution of food and first aid materials. “The devastation is awful and the situation is outrageously bad at the moment,” said Gilda Avedillo, program officer for Caritas Manila’s disaster risk reduction and management program. Avedillo told CNA on Nov. 11 that basic food items, as well as non-food items such as clothing and medicine, are on “priority” rush and that “efforts are underway for speedy distribution.” On Nov. 8, one of the strongest storms in recorded history, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, struck the island nation with sustained winds of 147 miles per hour. Read more...

Pope Francis: the hands of God are 'blistered by love'

By Elise Harris
 
The Vatican's Saint Martha guesthouse. Credit: Elise Harris/CNA.
In his daily homily Pope Francis recalled how God formed man with his own hand, emphasizing that he is a father who seeks to console his children rather than hurt them. “Jesus, God, has taken his wounds with him: he makes them visible to the Father. This is the price: The hands of God are hands blistered by love! And this consoles us much,” the Pope stated during his Nov. 12 daily homily. The pontiff directed his reflections to those who attended his Mass in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse. Centering his words on the day’s reading from the Book of Wisdom describing how God created man by hand out of the dirt of the earth, the Pope emphasized that "God has created man for incorruptibility," but that "by the devil's envy, death entered the world." Read more...

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