Monday, September 28, 2009

Praying with St. Gianna!

This past weekend, the relics of St. Gianna Beretta Molla came to my hometown this past weekend. In a wonderful act of God's providence, the local coordinator of the visit arranged for a private veneration (honoring, not worshipping!) of the relics with the SHE Infertility Support Group. WOW!
Each member of the group had a chance to hold the gloves that St. Gianna wore (pictured above) and receive intercessory prayer from the relic caretakers & a couple friends. Each of us experienced a profound peace; a couple of us ended up in tears afterwards!

There are 5 women in our IF support group; I told the relic caretakers that if 5 out of 5 of us became pregnant or adopt, we would take a special group photo for their shrine. :)

As I held the gloves, I began to say the names of so many of you IF bloggers: AYWH, Sew, Prayerful Journey, Jeremiah 29:11, TCIE, Grace in My Heart, Thorn in the Pew, Misfit, ...and when my non-caffinated memory ran out of names, I included all of you IF sisters in the blogosphere, and the many silent readers. St. Gianna, pray for us!


This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Wow, what a blessing to have had the relics available for your support group!! And 5 women? I'm impressed!

I am also so humbled that you remembered me in your prayers as you venerated. I've blogged about this before, but there is something seriously wrong with me because whenever I am in the presence of a holy relic (and I lived in Italy for 6 months, so I've been around a few!), my mind goes BLANK! I cannot seem to remember my own intentions let alone those of family and friends.

So, again, thank you for the bottom of my heart :) She is a powerful Saint and I'm sure that she is working as I type this.

Maureen said...

What a wonderful occasion of grace for all of you present and all of those with you in spirit!

allyouwhohope said...

Thank you, thank you!! That is so awesome. And it makes me want to see if they can come visit our support group too!