The Hermits of St. Giles: Our Ministry to Others

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

About hermitsoftheholycross

The Hermits of the Holy Cross is a Contemplative Association for those who are permanently physically disabled and have become “home bound” to their local Church and are in need of continuous medical care. The Association of the Hermits of the Holy Cross is set-up in such a way that those who are ill and physically disabled can live out their monastic spirituality from their own home. We assist the Church and the world through our life of prayer and freely offering up our sufferings that stem from our disabilities. For the Hermits, our hermitage is within our heart and the Cross of Christ is life for us and for our world.
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3 Responses to The Hermits of St. Giles: Our Ministry to Others

  1. Mrs. Rougoor says:

    Bless you Brother Mark. This past winter, I studied “The Lord’s Prayer’ from the catechism of the catholic church.


    • hermitsofstgiles says:

      It is so wonderful you are learning more and more about our beautiful faith. I have come to understand the more I open up to learning about our faith , the more Jesus wants to come near and love me. I pray this will be the same for you.
      God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful Easter.
      Love and prayers,
      Hermits of St. Giles


  2. Mrs. Rougoor says:

    Bless you Brother Mark. Thank-you for your prayers. Our Lord loves you dearly Brother Mark.


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