Saint Hannah (Old Testament saint, mother of the prophet Samuel)
You are not alone in your sufferings, Saint Hannah also suffered infertility in her married life until the Lord heard the cry of her heart. She went before the altar of the Lord and the high priest Fr. Eli told her that the Lord had heard her prayer, she obeyed his direction and went home to her husband.
We as CATHOLICS are family, let us grow in loving compassion for one another.
Catholic resource for couples struggling with infertility:
Sarah’s Hope & Abraham’s Promise
Springs in the Desert is a Catholic ministry devoted to helping women and couples struggling with infertility to process and move beyond their grief to find the fruitfulness God has planned for their marriage. We hope our Springs in the Desert community can provide refreshment for your soul as you find others who share in your same suffering. Instead of suffering the additional pain of isolation, please know there is a place where others can identify with your struggle, providing solace and solidarity. You are not alone. You are not meant to bear this Cross on your own.
Many couples struggle with infertility and somehow they are given the grace to follow Church teaching, please visit:
Pope Paul VI Institute
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FertilityCare™ Center of Omaha: (402) 392-0842
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Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction
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Omaha, NE 68106
Catholic Education Resource Center (Articles regarding IVF)
Pope: Facing infertility with care and hope (this is a quote taken from the resource link below this post)
2012-02-25 Vatican Radio
Pope Benedict said : “The human and dignity of procreation, consists not in a “product”, but in its connection with the conjugal act, an expression of love of the spouses, their union which is not only biological but also spiritual”.
He said: “This approach is moved not only from the desire to gift the couple a child, but to restore fertility to couple and with it all the dignity of being responsible for their own reproductive choices, to be God’s collaborators in the generation of a new human being. The search for a diagnosis and therapy is scientifically the correct approach to the issue of infertility, but it must also be respectful of the integral humanity of those involved. In fact, the union of man and woman in that community of love and life that is marriage, is the only “place” worthy for the call into existence of a new human being, which is always a gift”.
But what happens when even science cannot provide the answer to a couples desire for parenthood? Here the Pope warned against what he described as “the lure of the technology of artificial insemination” where “scientism and the logic of profit seem to dominate the field of infertility and human procreation, to the point of limiting many other areas of research”.
The Holy Father noted that “So I would like to remind the couples who are experiencing the condition of infertility, that their to marriage is no less because of this. Spouses, for their own baptismal and marriage vocation, are called to cooperate with God in the creation of a new humanity. The vocation to love, in fact, is a vocation to the gift of self and this is a possibility that no organic condition can prevent. There, where science has not yet found an answer, the answer that gives light comes from Christ”.
For the article please go to the resource link below.