Questions and Answers

“I’m not holy enough”:

• Isaiah 6: 1-8: (A vision of God in the temple)

"Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?" "Here I am," I said, "send me!

• Luke 5:1-11: (Jesus calls the first disciples)
Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.


“I’m afraid I will fail”:

• Exodus 14: 10-31 (crossing the Red Sea)

Israel saw the great work that the Lord did against the Egyptians.

• Luke 15: 11-32 (the parable of the Merciful Father)

This brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.


“I’ve made mistakes and I’m a sinner:”

• John 21:15-23 (Jesus and Peter)

Follow me!

• Matthew 9: 9-13 (the call of Matthew)

Jesus said to Matthew, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.

• Luke 7: 36-50 (a sinful woman is forgiven)

Her sins, which were many have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love.

“I ’m too young:”

• 1 Samuel 3:1-18 (the call of Samuel)

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

• 1 Samuel 16:1-13 (the anointing of David as King)

There remains yet the youngest. Send and bring him.

• Jeremiah 1:4-10 (the call and commission of Jeremiah)

Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.

• Luke 1:26-38 (the annunciation to Mary)

For nothing is impossible with God.

“I’m not talented enough”:

• 1 Samuel 17: 32-51 (David and Goliath)

Saul said to David: “You are not able to go against the Philistine.”

David said: “The Lord will save me from the hand of this Philistine.”

“I want to have a family”:

• Gen 12:1-3 (the call of Abraham)

Go from your country and your family to a land that I will show you.

• Matthew 12:46-50 (the true family of Jesus)

For whoever does the will of my father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.

• Mark 10: 28-30 (the promise of a hundredfold)

There is no on who has left house or family for the sake of the kingdom

who will not receive a hundredfold in this age and eternal life in the age to come.



“I want the good life”:

• Mark 10: 17-31 (the rich young man)

The man was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

• 1 Corinthians 2: 9 (the true wisdom of God)

No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared

for those who love him.

• Matthew 13: 44-46 (three parables of the kingdom)

The kingdom of heaven is like…a treasure hidden in a field…a pearl of great value…

a net thrown into the sea..

• John 10:10 (Jesus gives us life)
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

• Matthew 16: 24-27 (take up your cross)

If you want to be my disciple, take up your cross and follow me.


“I’m afraid of making a commitment”:

• Ruth 1: 15-17 (Ruth’s pledge of her life)

Where you go, I will go; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

• Matthew 28: 16-20 (the commissioning of the disciples)

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations. And remember, I am with you always,

• to the end of the age.

• 1 Corinthians 12: 5-10 (a variety of gifts)

There are a variety of gifts but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.


“I’m afraid of public speaking”:

• Exodus 4:10-17 (the call of Moses)

O my Lord, I have never been eloquent. And the LORD said to Moses:

“I will be with your mouth and teach you what you are to speak.”

• Jer 1:4-10 (the call of Jeremiah)

Jeremiah said: “I do not know how to speak.” Then the Lord touched his mouth and said:

“Now I have put my words in your mouth.”

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La Salette Missionaries, Province of Mary, Mother of the Americas

Our Community: The Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette are deeply rooted in the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette which occurred near the hamlet of La Salette in southeastern France on Sept. 19, 1846. The Missionaries were founded in 1852 by Bp. Philbert de Bruillard, Bishop of Grenoble, France, and presently serve in some 25 countries.

Our Province: The Province of Mary, Mother of the Americas, was founded in 2000AD and is one of several provinces in the congregation. The members of this Province serve mainly in the countries of Canada, the United States and the Region of Argentina/Bolivia.

Our Mission: Our La Salette ministry of reconciliation responds to the broad vision given by Mary at La Salette as well as in response to the needs of the Church. As reconcilers, we together with the laity take seriously Mary’s mandate: “You will make (Mary’s) message known to all (her) people.”