I have been really working at finding out about some wonderful ministries working for Jesus to spread the Good News, and be the Hands and Feet of Jesus in the world! I came across Veritas on instagram and was really in awe of the work they are doing! If we could all work together like this the world would be such a beautiful place! Here we hear from Gary VanHorn, Executive Director, Veritas Outreach:
Beads with Faith is a family run company based upon the Rosary and its teachings. As a Catholic company we aim to encompass faith and bead craft to create handmade Rosary beads, chaplets and Christocentric jewellery items. This blog will contain faith centred articles, information about our workshops and some of our products.
Veritas Outreach is a street-level ministry that feeds, cloths and ministers to homeless folks wherever we find them. We collect donations of food, clothes, water, small amounts of cash, propane, tents, sleeping bags, and just about any gear we can get our hands on. We deliver all of these donated items to people who are living in the most heartbreaking conditions, such as abandoned cars, tents, cardboard shacks, you can only imagine. Tent cities are a growing phenomenon in almost every major city these days.
We received this wonderful Update from Manuela at the Belize Rosary Mission Today on their May Mission!
Dear All,On May 13, 2016, feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, thousands of Belizeans gathered in a stadium in Belize City to participate in the largest Eucharist adoration and global living Rosary event in the country. At the start of the event, my aunt Thomasita was called up to the stage where she was acknowledged for the rosary mission work in Belize by touching each child, teacher and principal in the Catholic schools in all the villages, towns and cities nationwide. She was honored with a plaque.Please keep praying for us as we travel to the Corozal district schools this week and to the Toledo District schools next week to teach the children the rosary.Thank You,ManuelaIf you would like to know more about the fundraising we are trying to do for the Rosary Centre to be built in Belize why not visit the Donations Page for the Little Jewel of Fatima!If you would like to donate old Rosary Beads, Rosary leaflets and Divine Mercy items to be sent to belize, Go to our Mission Page
"When we look at Mary, we look at all God wants for Humanity" - Unknown*
I came across a blogpost the other day that has encouraged me to write this post - you will notice that some of my reasons are similar (if not so eloquently put, to the Religion teacher's reasons, I am so grateful he posted this and I hope that many of you will find some sense and use in my own reasons!
Why do I dedicate my life to encouraging devotion to the Rosary?I have seen the benefits in classrooms, schools, parishes and in family life. Here are some of the Reasons why, I believe this is a worthwhile cause:
- Teaching Prayer. Wow wow wow! ok, so some think the Rosary is boring - I think it is the most beautiful, joyful, simple way of learning about Jesus and learning about how God wants us to live! imagine having just ONE Prayer that encompasses the main prayers our children NEED to learn (the Sign of the Cross, Apostles Creed, the our Father, the Hail Mary, Glory Be, The Fatima Prayer and Hail Holy Queen) be built on throughout life AND just helps the kids walk through Jesus life.... thats the Rosary!!!!!
I met Dr Brian Kiczek through our mutual love of Jesus, on social media! - hilariously i have been following the Power of the Rosary for a long time but it was their dolls from Heaven project which started as an awesome way to bring the 'Little Way' of Saint Therese and now has further plans for more 'Dolls from Heaven!' I had no idea how many projects this beautiful family have on the go! Here are some questions The Rosary Doctor, Dr Brian KIczek answered in our email interview!
1. The Dolls from Heaven project is beautiful tell us a bit about the project and what inspired it ?
My family has always loved dolls and we have built up quite a collection. On a long family trip stuck in traffic after our Rosary we started talking about how there was no saint dolls out there. Within a couple of hours of excited discussion we realized that God might be calling us to such a work and we had our first few dolls mapped out in our head. About less than a year later we were finally ready to start our company with the first doll Therese Praise Jesus!
2. what is the response like to the dolls, i think they are beautiful and could certainly get a conversation started!
So far the response has been tremendous, everyone loves the dolls and are getting sometimes multiple orders from the same family. God is certainly on the move with this project!
3. You and your family have a beautiful devotion to the Rosary and desire to encourage the whole world to pray the Rosary - how did this desire come to you ?
Well with all things you have to start with yourself. Being away from God for so long I was searching for the truth the Rosary was a major part of my keeping and spreading the faith. Here is full story of our return to the Truth.