Some of us have been called to the cross of “infertility or sub-fertility” sufferings. Have you ever considered what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about anointing of the sick? Don’t you consider that your situation is a problem of health? Just as Hannah found herself at the Altar of the Lord (where the sacrificial offering took place in the temple) and Fr. Eli confirmed that her prayer was heard, isn’t this something we should also consider as we seek to build our family? Anointing and prayer from our holy priesthood? If Jesus is seen as the Divine Healer and the priest is considered standing in the place of Christ, maybe we should consider seeking him for this prayer. Just something to be considered as we are all seeking God’s will and healing hand upon our daily lives. As we seek healing in the physical realm from our medical doctors so should we seek healing and help from our good holy priests within the Catholic Church.
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
I. ITS FOUNDATIONS IN THE ECONOMY OF SALVATION
Illness and suffering have always been among the gravest problems confronted in human life. In illness, man experiences his powerlessness, his limitations, and his finitude. Every illness can make us glimpse death.
1501 Illness can lead to anguish, self-absorption, sometimes even despair and revolt against God. It can also make a person more mature, helping him discern in his life what is not essential so that he can turn toward that which is. Very often illness provokes a search for God and a return to him.