We are a group of Catholics who experience either same sex attraction or gender dysphoria (LGBT) who under the mantle of Our Lady of Medjugorje have been called to lives of prayer, sexual purity and evangelisation.
We have a special love for Jesus who we meet in an extraordinarily way through daily mass, making frequent use of the sacrament of reconciliation and in developing a deep and personal relationship with HIM through eucharistic adoration.
We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to heal inner wounds of self hatred and rejection which are so common in the gay community and to free these people from the shackles of addictions, sexual promiscuity, depression, rejection etc.
Through teachings, witnessing, prayer, blogging, music, sport, art & more we are responding to Our Lady of Medjugorje call to be ‘apostles of love’ by reaching out to other people in the LGBT community who “have not yet experienced the love of God” while helping many devout and faithful Catholics to better understand how to accept and love these people by bringing them to holiness and happiness in our Catholic church.
We highlight paragraph 2358 of the catechism in our mission of evangelisation:
“The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.”
We are based in London in the parish of St. Mary of the Angels under the supervision and spiritual direction of Monsignor Keith Barltrop who is also the appointed chaplain to Catholics with LGBT issues in the Westminster diocese.