The Hermits of St. Giles is a great gift from God for those of us who are physically disabled and live with chronic illness. I have always desired to serve God as a monk, a hermit. I have not been able to enter a monastic community because of my need for continuous medical attention. I am home bound. I asked God if there was some way that I could serve Him despite my limitations. Pope John Paul II wrote, the disabled were in the heart of the Church and that we could offer our suffering and pray for others. These two gifts to the Church are so beautiful and intrinsic to the mission of Christ Jesus. Through our suffering we can unite ourselves to the sufferings of Christ. Our cross is united to His Cross. Our heart is united to His Heart. We become one with Christ in His mission to the world. So my sisters and brothers even those who are home bound because of physical disability can share in the ministry of the Church. Interceding for others in prayer is also an extremely important ministry to our world, for those who are in need of God’s loving mercy, our loved ones and ourselves. Each one of us is part of a larger spiritual family. We help each other to get closer to God, our love Jesus Christ. Have a blessed week.
Love and prayers,
Hermits of St. Giles
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