“And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaan, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Do you believe Jesus has chosen you like He has chosen the twelve? Our Lord chooses very ordinary people like you and me to do the extraordinary to share and bring others to Himself. No special education, no special requirements, many times Jesus reaches out to the broken, the weary and even the oppressed to build His Kingdom. Once the Love and Mercy of Jesus is in our hearts, our lives are never the same, they are transformed. That transformation allows our Lord to work through us as we share our faith, our story and our love for our Lord and His Mother with others.
How did the 12 Apostle’s die?
“No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.” -St. Ignatius of Antioch
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS