Dear Friends of LAMP,
Since the beginning of LAMP Ministries in 1981, we have often reflected on the passage in St. Luke’s Gospel that recounts how Jesus enters the Synagogue in Nazareth, stands up and reads from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives…”(Lk 4:18). From LAMP’s beginning, “… to bring good news to the poor”, struck us deeply – that is LAMP’s mission.
In recent years, particularly in LAMP’s ministries in large city hospitals for the poor, nursing homes in poverty areas, parish visitations, we see how the Lord is using the LAMP Missionary “…to proclaim liberty to captives.” Those gravely ill, near death, often have heavy burdens carried for many years. Through the prayer of the LAMP Missionary and the Church’s Sacraments, many of those we serve have experienced the Lord giving them a new freedom that helps prepare them for their new life. This edition shares some of those stories.
Thank you for helping to make this life-changing ministry possible.
One in the compassionate Beating Hearts of Jesus & Mary,