Beloved, Our Lord has given us a shepherd with the heart of the prophet Isaiah who, in anguish, cannot cease to speak until God’s Word and Name be honored again among His people.
Here is the interview with His Excellency Bishop Joseph Edward Strickland only 6 hours after he was removed this past Saturday as Bishop of Tyler, Texas, by Pope Francis. God alone has raised up this humble and holy prelate to shepherd His flock, just as He has raised up countless others to lead His people in the midst of the enemy’s strategies to destroy His Church. No One can destroy what God has built – not from without, not from within. The gates of Hell will not prevail.
Adversity does not change us; it shows what we’re made of. It does my heart good, with no surprise whatsoever, to see and hear the beautiful and solidly-Catholic heart of this Successor of the Apostles as he models for us what truth and commitment to the truth, or as the Bishop himself would say, to “Truth Incarnate”, means.Please continue to pray for Bishop Strickland and, as he himself asks, for Pope Francis. May God’s Name be praised in all He allows and in His ways of bringing good out of evil.
With our love and prayers for our true Shepherd,
Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.