Guest post by Fr. Scott Brossart, SOLT
Don’t read the news for curiosity’s sake. Rather, think of it as a means of an intercessory ministry.
I read the local, national, international, and Catholic news to look for those areas and persons needing special prayers and assistance.
For example, shortly before I was about to prepare for Mass, I came across a local news story from my own neighborhood in Kansas City which mentioned a local nurse seeing more and more cases of under-aged children found by themselves in motel and hotel rooms who do not speak English, and in serious need of medical attention due to physical and sexual abuse. Supposedly, Kansas City is a hot spot for human trafficking.
So, I offered this evening’s Mass and included in my own personal prayers all those children and women exploited by human trafficking, and all those engaging in it and those politicians who are a part of this problem. Look to the news for those situations and persons who need your prayers.
Fr. Scott Brossart entered the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1993 at the age of 23 after having gone through a major conversion from a car accident in which he was drinking and driving. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Jubilee Year of 2000 in Subiaco, Italy just outside of Rome. He has served in many missions in Our Lady’s society, including Nairobi, Kenya and Papua New Guinea. Fr. Scott has served in a wide range of ministries and apostolates such as working with street children and in slum areas in Kenya, prison ministry, youth ministry, novice master, spiritual formation, pastor, spiritual direction, retreat work, healing and deliverance ministry, Native American ministry, vocations director, and evangelization through Facebook and his own blog. He currently serves as the spiritual director/formator for Our Lady of Corpus Christi Reteat and New Evangelization Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.