Dear Friends of Hannah’s Tears,
What a treasure we have in our faith, the liturgy and the gift of
the saints. These all help to build our faith and bring us the
continued hope we need to survive each day. What a blessing
we have in the gifts of each other within the blogging
community, our parish and our family. The gift of adoption
is coming about through God’s grace and the perseverance
of a faith filled community of prayer!
This is a week to rejoice as one couple who has desired a family
is receiving this treasured gift during the Christmas Season…
Let us continue to pray for one another most especially for
those who are still waiting to hear God’s holy will for their lives.
Please find below a video from the Apostleship of Prayer and a
writing that will be a treasure for your heart and mine about
one of our treasured saints, Elizabeth Ann Seton. Her life was
a life filled with joy, sorrow, hope and God’s plan all rolled up
into one great blessing. Let us all learn to look at our
lives as a great blessings yet to be discovered.
Please send in your needs for prayer and intercession as we
communicate with our faithful religious communities that
have offered their services of prayer before Our Lord for this
ministry and that is just for you!!!
Peace, hope and love to all during this holy week of Epiphany!
Hannah’s Tears Ministry
What are our real trials? By what name shall we call them? One cuts herself out a cross of pride; another, one of causeless discontent; another, one of restless impatience or peevish fretfulness. But is the whole any better than children’s play if looked at with the common eye of faith? Yet we know certainly that our God calls us to a holy life, that he gives us every grace, every abundant grace; and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty.
You are now in your first setout. Be above the vain fears of nature and efforts of your enemy. You are children of eternity. Your immortal crown awaits you, and the best of Fathers waits there to reward your duty and love. You may indeed sow here in tears, but you may be sure there to reap in joy.