Although I was raised in a Catholic environment (We said Grace in every meal, Catholic private school, etc) I never felt committed. I had bought into the idea of the then brnd new China's One Child Policy... I didn't even want to have kids!
I became a true believer and started to look for clossness to God after my first miscarriage: Elena Isabel, 5 months old. I did not get to hold her. Mom was with me, and she said the baby was perfect -after a day in the hospital, with many meds and procedures, the doctor literally pulled her from me and then they did the curetage. My husband had gone to be with our 1 year old.
All this time, I felt Our Lady by my side. I was shocked that I was still praising Our Lord and thankful for all He had already given me, when the world would have felt that this was a tragedy, a punishment or "not fair".
I agree that we will all meet in Heaven. I also belive in the Communion of Saints, and that alll those babies we all are praying for in turn pray for us. It is not a comforting thought... it is a reality.
All those babies had God's love from the moment they were a Though; now they have adopted parents to love them! There is no difference between an adoptive parent in Earth (I also have 2 adopted cousins) and you: a parent is a parent and has life long cresponsibilities.
What a warm, wonderful feeling to be a parent... That, dear friends, is a miracle!
Mary, Mother Of The Unborn Protect Them
To help stop the anti-life push in the U.S.A. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the spiritual adoption of an unborn child. This may abe done by praying that one unknown child's life be spared allowed to live and be born. To accomplish this, it was recommended that the following prayer be said daily for a period of one year. Jesus, Mary and Joseph
I love you very much
I beg you to spare the life
of the unborn child I
have spiritually adopted
who is in danger of abortion During your earthly life this spiritually adopted child of yours will be known only to God but in the world to come and throughout eternity both you and the child will find happiness in each other's company.
Miss Tidwell, an American artist, was inspired to paint this beautiful depiction
of our Blessed Mother grieving over the millions of aborted babies. Normally, a
picture like this would take her months to finish. She completed this one in two
The stars around Mary's head represent the crown of the Woman of the
Apocalypse (Revelation 12:1): 'A great portent appeared in heaven, a woman
clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of
twelve stars.' The large star is the "Star of Bethlehem". The rose colored ball
in the lower left corner symbolizes the earth in turmoil. The glow of Mary's
heart is an evident sign of her tremendous love for all her children, especially
the most helpless of all.
The incessant weeping over this horrendous evil has blackened her lovely eyes
. The baby's Guardian Angel seems to be both saddened over the death of his
charge and grateful for the Blessed Mother's care and concern.
The baby bears the five wounds of our Precious Saviour. Both baby and Angel
are weeping and the baby's hands are clasped in prayer.
The reason the Blessed Mother's hand and fingernails are dirty is that she
has to scoop and dig out these precious babies from trash bins, garbage dumps,
and as in Wichita, Kansas, from a pile ready to be burned with dead animals at
their dog pound.
MARY, MOTHER OF ALL THE LIVING, PRAY FOR US
Thank you John and Mari for sharing these beautiful stories to help people realize the reality of these precious souls.
Thank you so much for this!
What a beautiful picture. Do you know where it can be purchased?
This is one site I found for you. Also ask at your local Catholic Book store or type in Mother of the Unborn on Google.