Spring is a time of rebirth and hope. We feel it as the cold of winter finally melts away and the warmth of spring blossoms all around us. We feel it as we celebrate the glorious mysteries of Easter Sunday, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday.
The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity are part of a spiritual family within the Roman Catholic Church. We were founded to give glory to the Triune God through works of charity and by spreading certain devotions of the Church. Our chief devotions are to the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, the Eucharist, and the Incarnation. Two of our major feast days are Pentecost and Trinity Sunday.
It is through contemplation of these mysteries that we find the insight and courage to carry out our ministries in the Church. Our founder, Father Thomas Judge taught us to have a practical kind of devotion.
Devotion to the Holy Spirit encourages us to ask for the graces we need to meet the challenges we encounter in our daily lives. We continue our mission to take on the abandoned works and preserve the Faith among those at risk of losing it. We are drawn by the Father’s will to places where the poor need our help the most. We are often in the midst of those where the words “hope” and “rebirth” have no meaning. It is our devotion to bring the light of Christ into these areas of hopelessness and plant the seeds of rebirth in the hearts of those who are willing to listen and accept.
“We are to make the Holy Spirit better known and loved. By steadfast prayer, we seek to attract the Holy Spirit so that our hearts may be enkindled with God’s love and that we may spread this fire to others. We ask to be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, wisdom and fortitude especially.” (Article 11, Rule of Life of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.)
This year, we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday, June 9th and Trinity Sunday one week later. At this time, we reflect and ask ourselves:
Am I serving God through the power of the Holy Spirit?
Am I exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit in my life, both in the gathered Church and as I live for God in the world?
Pentecost is a time to ask God to fill us with the Holy Spirit so that we might join in the ministry of Christ. It is a time to renew our commitment to fulfilling our crucial role in the ministry of God’s people in the world.
We are involved in many ministries. Some examples of ministries in which we engage are religious education at the parish and diocesan level, social services, including material assistance to the needy, counseling, and advocacy, family life development and enrichment for low-income families, material and spiritual outreach to migrant workers and their families, prison ministry, and retreat work providing special programs for at-risk children and youth. Click here to make a gift, or simply scroll down to the bottom of this page.
As Father Thomas Judge stated, “Today we hear the mighty wind. Today we see the tongues of fire. The Holy Spirit possesses you. You are marked and pointed and signed and sealed unto the Holy Spirit. Every Catholic should be an Apostle.” Can you believe that you, too, are an apostle?
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Thank you on behalf of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity and the people that you help us serve. May the Blessed Trinity bring blessings to you and your loved ones always!
With deep gratitude in the Holy Trinity,
Sister Marie, MSBT