April 28, 2009
Click here to watch Jim's video about sharing our pro-life
spirituality with others
Dear Missionary of the Gospel of Life:
One of the unique and blessed aspects of the
Missionaries of the Gospel of Life is the beauty and truth of our
Pro-life Spirituality. We should all be practicing and deepening
these components in our lives: the Four Spiritual Disciplines, the
Six Overarching Spiritual Components, and the Seven Virtues
I am also finding that many other people, both
lay and clergy, are very interested in hearing and receiving this
I want to encourage you to give our
Pro-life Spirituality away to others. Whether in a
one-to-one encounter, or to a variety of groups, let us not hesitate
in speaking of the empowering benefit of knowing and practicing this
Spirituality. In particular, I have found that when priests,
pro-life committee members, those ministering in Pregnancy Resources
Centers (PRCs/CPCs), Post Abortion Healing ministers, and 40 Days
for Life participants hear the Spirituality shared by someone who
practices it, they are hungry to incorporate it into their lives and
ministries in some way. This sharing may also lead to the
development of new small pro-life groups or to the strengthening of
Speaking of strengthening individuals and
pro-life groups, the MEV National Team continues to work with State
Liaisons to help fortify our Missionaries individually in geographic
areas. If you have not been contacted already, you will be hearing
from both national (especially Sue Turner and me) and local trained
MEV liaisons. If for some reason you do not want to be contacted by
email or phone, please let me know. Otherwise, we will continue to
assume you are open to building our relationship with you.
Sue and I are in the process of planning another
MEV National Life Cell/Teleconference and have
scheduled a tentative date of Thursday June 25th 9 pm
Eastern. It is our hope and prayer that you will
participate in this time of fellowship, prayer and instruction.
Please mark your calendar now and be looking for confirmation and
instructions about how to register for this blessed time of
Please, let me know how the MEV national
leadership and I may assist you. I am always eager to consider a
visit and mission to your area to promote the Gospel of Life in
numerous formats. I also ask that you review the links at the
conclusion of each of my letters and take advantage of the offerings
that are made. In particular, consider your participation in one of
the Promise Ceremony gatherings and in local Life Cells, and do
unite with other Missionaries in praying the Pro-Life Easter Prayer.
Remember now, our MEV Spirituality is not for us
only; let us give it away for the building up of the People of Life
the world over.
Jim Pinto, Jr. M.E.V.
Pastoral Associate: Priests for Life
National Coordinator: Missionaries of the Gospel of Life-Lay
1.888.735.3448 ext 271
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