I hope you celebrated a Holy Christmas! I wish you a Happy New Year, with much prayer!
For this month I offer you that which I prepared in my article:
The Woman Clothed With the Sun and the Red Dragon
(The Book of Revelation, chapter 12)
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An Experience of Life
One day I received a phone call from an acquaintance who told me that she was pregnant. She was older, with two grown children and her husband absolutely did not want to carry on this pregnancy. She was confused, she felt unable to go against her family ... I said words to her that came from my heart, other than what she heard from all around her, assuring her of my support and also of my community, so that she might say yes to life. I reminded her that God has a plan for each of us, for every child who comes into the world. And if the child might become a saint? Would you deprive the human family of this gift? was the question with which I left her, while waiting for her decision.
In the following days I prayed that she might have the light to choose what she should do. And when she came to see me again, it was to tell me that, in agreement with her relatives, she wanted to continue this pregnancy, certain that we would help her in moments of weakness. Among various uncertainties about her health, Francis was born, a beautiful baby, healthy. From that time on that lady repeats to me often: It is also your son!
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May God Bless You!
Father Joseph Dwight