FOR GOD AND COUNTRY SINCE 1919
With Post 59 Chaplain
My name is Louie Gutierrez, I have the privilege to have been elected Post Chaplain for this coming year. I’m not a clergyman of any kind, but I’m a person that believes strongly in God and the power of prayer. Besides my duties of saying prayer at all our Legion meetings, I can also visit any veteran that may be in the hospital or rest home. If you have a love one or good friend that you think might want or enjoy a visit from me, please let me know. You can write to me with their information at Post 59, 750 N Grande Ave, Tuson, Az. 85745 or call me at 520- 807-1920. Remember, our veterans are not forgotten, unless we stop caring.
For God and Country,
We thank You for everything you have given us. Help us to be good stewards of all you have provided. May You guide us this year and bless us in all that we do. Give us strength to face every obstacle and opportunity that comes our way. Help us to help those around us. Grant us success in our efforts to grow and prosper as a Post and may we never fail to remember the needs of our Veteran’s and the sacrifices they have made.
– Chaplain Gutierrez
A brief history of the Chaplain service.
The modern chaplaincy’s roots are essentially medieval Catholic in origin. The Council of Ratisbon (742 AD) first officially authorized the use of chaplains for armies, but prohibited “the servants of God” from bearing arms or fighting. The word chaplain itself also dates from this period. A fourth century legend held that a pagan Roman soldier called Martin of Tours encountered a beggar shivering from the cold and gave him part of his military cloak. That night he had a vision of Christ dressed in the cloak. As a result, Martin was converted to Christianity. He devoted his life to the church, and after his death was canonized. Martin of Tours later became the patron saint of France and his cloak, now a holy relic, was carried into battle by the Frankish kings. This cloak was called in Latin the “cappa”. Its portable shrine was called the “capella” and its caretaker priest, the “cappellanus”. Eventually, all clergy affiliated with military were called “capellani,” or in French “chapelains”, hence chaplains.
You may request a prayer from Chaplain Gutierrez by submitting it below.
The prayer you request is NOT saved. It is privately forwarded via email to our Chaplain. If you want it posted on the site please specify in your request.