The Four Pillars of Stewardship: Prayer
‘Soldiers for Christ’
The rosary: a tool of conversion (see the SPANISH below)
The “Soldiers for Christ” rosary group includes, back row: Jose Franco, Oscar Heredia, Aurelio Barron and Hilario Ochoa. Middle row: Osvaldo Mendez, Saul Hernandez, Oscar Franco and Amado Medina. Front row: Alfredo Alvarado, Pedro Sanchez, Father Peter Fernandez, Hector Porras and Joel Guaderrama. Not Pictured are Carlos Garcia, Jose Ibarra, Manuel Melendez, Trinidad Hernandez, and Pedro Galindo.
By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register
Editor’s Note: This week the Register continues coverage leading to the November 17 “Stewardship Renewal Commitment Sunday” by highlighting one of the four Pillars of Stewardship: “Prayer”. The last issue of the Register highlighted “Formation.”
Each Thursday evening, several men gather in the soft light of Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Ulysses.
In their hands they each hold a rosary.
Together, they pray their admonitions to the Lord, a prayer for conversion – of families, of communities; they pray the repeated words of the rosary as God removes that outer layer of their daily lives until the world subsides and they can feel God’s presence with utter clarity.
Father Peter Fernandez started the rosary group for men, “Soldados de Cristo (Solders of Christ)” at Mary Queen of Peace Parish in March following a parish mission in which was stressed the struggle of the family in today’s society -- a society entrenched with often unhealthy distractions.