Easter Messages From Our National and International Ministers

Easter Messages From Our National and International Ministers

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Easter Message from National Minister OFS-USA

It is said that hope is the last thing to die.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Darkness came over the earth.

For many, hope died.

Hope died, but love did not.
Love cannot be killed.

Love lives.

Love lives in the heart torn open so wide that no sin could come between us and God,
Love lives in the wounds that heal,
In the blood and water pouring forth from his side.
Love lives in that first glad greeting of Easter Morning,
Jesus has Risen!

There is no greater love than this, than to lay down one’s life for a friend.
This is the Love we live.

See Christ, Be Christ!
 Happy Easter!

 Your sister and minister,
Jan Parker OFS

2019-04-19T16:57:49+00:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Minister’s Message|4 Comments


  1. JoAnn Maples April 20, 2019 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Happy and Holy Easter to all of you!

  2. Marge Armijo April 20, 2019 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Easter Blessings!

  3. Linda Gorrell April 22, 2019 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I am blessed and loved by my Lord and Savior. I pray that He can be seen through all of us as we go forth and spread the gospels!

  4. Carol Boerding April 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Jan for sharing this deep reflection of our lived experience of our salvation through our Brother and Savior, Jesus the Christ. It calls us all to

    live our commitment.

    We are Blessed by your lived faith, Jan.

    Carol Boerding


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