INSPIRATIONS & RESOURCES
Sacred writings, documents and prayers that have formed, guided, and inspired us on our apostolic journey. In all that we do, we strive to be faithful to the Magisterium and Church teachings.
Exploring the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Ralph Martin dives into what charisms are, and explores recent Church commentary and the Biblical and Traditional foundation of charisms.
Becoming a Church of Missionaries
Curtis Martin provides a roadmap to transforming and evangelizing the world and changing the culture by creating a Church filled with missionary disciples.
Discerning Individual Charisms
The St. Catherine of Siena Institute's Called and Gifted process guides Christians in discerning their charisms, or spiritual gifts. and is part of MHSF Formation.
A Blessing for the MHSF Apostolate
Bishop James D. Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln explains how the apostolate is anchored in the doctrine of the Catholic Church, and grants MHSF his blessing.
Discerning a Call to MHSF
This packet will walk you through what you can expect in your discernment, and as preparation for giving your best “yes” or “no” to the mission and vision of our apostolate.
Fellowship of the Family
St. John Paul II's apostolic exhortation on the meaning and role of marriage and the family.
God's Design for Human Sexuality
St. John Paul II casts an integrated vision for the meaning of our bodies and what it means to be human.
Family as the Pathway to Holiness
St. John Paul II encourages families by exploring the universal truths about the goodness of the human person and the dignity of marriage.
Joys and Hopes
The defining document of the Second Vatican Council, outlining the role of the Church in the modern world.
The Apostolate of the Laity
A Vatican II decree that encourages and guides lay Catholics in their Christian service to sanctify the world.
To the Nations
A Vatican II decree affirming evangelization as a fundamental mission, and calls for the formation of strong Christian communities for missionary work.
"Allow us also, Blessed Mother, to cast our apostolate, the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit in the Family, at your feet, humbly asking your constant protection, guidance, and intercession..."
"Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Have mercy on us.
Spirit of holiness and justice,
Have mercy on us.
Spirit of understanding and counsel,
Have mercy on us..."
"Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made..."
"Strengthen me, Holy Spirit,
that I may defend all that is holy.
Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy..."
"Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth..."