Infertility Support

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Praised Jesus for your faithfulness to Holy Mother Church! I’m so very happy that you found our blog site and I pray that you found it helpful. I agree that it can be very difficult to find like minded groups out in the world, but as a body of believers within the Catholic Church I know the Lord has something for each of us or He is calling us toward something that will bless us as we seek comfort we are also called to comfort, it all seems to be part of God’s holy plan.

As you are seeking answers about an Infertility Support Group, I would suggest that you take time and pray before our Lord in adoration and then ask your pastor for guidance and direction.

The Apostolate of Hannah’s Tears has been unfolding for many years we are available for intercession and we pray for all those who are in need with fertility issues. This ministry at this time is a contemplative ministry, my parish offers 4 Masses each season throughout the year for the intentions of Hannah’s Tears. We also provide a prayer box beneath the Infant of Prague and the Chaplet of Hannah’s Tears pamphlet. The Poor Clare Colettine Nuns in Wales have been great intercessors as well as the Mass that they have offered each year in honor of their patron St. Colette (this was our first year sending a list of people asking for prayers). Our other intercessors for Hannah’s Tears are Carmelite Sisters, and secular Carmelites as well as many lay people. The power of prayer does great things most especially in front of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Our ministry has not yet formed into a day with meetingts but we allow God to set up the meetings in the present moment weather that be on email, after Mass, or sitting down for a cup of tea. We are all called to be listeners and imitate Simon of Cyrene as he helped Christ carry His cross we are also called to help when we are called.

Hannah’s Tears is open to you helping us build our ministry of faith and hope but if you decide that you are seeking something more formal, please find below some resources that also may be of help to you as you seek God’s Holy will:

Here are items I find very helpful.


“Bearing the Unbearable: Coping with Infertility and Other Profound Suffering”
by Karl A Schultz (this is a positively beautiful book)



* “Begotten, Not Made” – Pastoral Care for Couples Experiencing Infertility
By Steve Bozza (couples manual and a pastors manual available)
These manuals bring understanding to what is in a couple’s heart, their sorrow, frustration hopes and dreams. It will provide a reflection on what is in the heart of the Church regarding human life and provide some practical counseling suggestions.












1654 Spouses to whom God has not granted children can nevertheless have a conjugal life full of meaning, in both human and Christian terms. Their marriage can radiate a fruitfulness of charity, of hospitality, and of sacrifice.


NaPro Technology/Articles…

 







* Please read some of the following articles, they are by a Catholic married couple that truly knows the suffering of infertility. IVF is not the answer…


“Babies Deserve Better What You Need to Know If You’re Struggling with Infertility”
By Jameson and Jennifer Taylor




“The Gift of Infertility”, by Jameson and Jennifer Taylor

 


 



 




These manuals bring understanding to what is in a couple’s heart, their sorrow, frustration hopes and dreams. It will provide a reflection on what is in the heart of the Church regarding human life and provide some practical counseling suggestions.

This is a more formal group that has been around a while..Elizabeth Ministry International

Also, Catholic Fertility yahoo group: is a group of women that struggle with primary or secondary infertility you can easily join on line and have mail sent directly to you or use web mail. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/catholic-fertility/. They are a beautiful group of women, you can also find many beautiful Catholic bloggers across internet.

Welcome, and please feel free to write us anytime if you are in need of a prayer or desire infomation that you are unable to find. Maybe we can help you.

In Jesus through Mary,
Hannah’s Tears

 

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