Minister's Note for May
A Reflection on a Mother's Love
I stood where where countless pilgrims before me had - at Calvary itself, now nestled within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. In a liminal space between the chapels commemorating the place where Jesus was nailed to the Cross and where Jesus was crucified, is a statue of Our Lady with a sword dramatically and completely through her heart. The statue seemed overly brutal; a literal representation of a powerful but metaphorical prophesy.
During this month of May, may all those who 'mother' be blessed, especially all mothers and fathers suffering the loss of a child. Please pray for our beautiful family friend, Michele Williams, and her dear family who are in so much pain at her sudden and tragic loss. Pray also for the DeSantis family on the third anniversary of the death of their daughter Christine Marie. Pray for all parents connected to their children through this incredible parental bond of love, a love that extends from the first moments of life, to the here and now – and reaches into Eternity.
Pace e Bene +
Laura Chun, OFS
Minister, San Luis Rey Fraternity
Secular Franciscan Order
Old Mission San Luis Rey
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92057
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