“Teach me, my Lord, to be kind and gentle in all the events of my life; in disappointments, in the thoughtlessness of others, in the insincerity of those I trusted. Let me forget myself, so that I may enjoy the happiness of others. Let me always hide my little pains and heartaches so that I may be the only one to suffer from them. Teach me to allow suffering to make me patient, not irritable; that it may make me broad in my forgiveness, not narrow or proud or overbearing. May no one be less good for having come within my influence; no one less pure, less true, less kind, less noble, for having been a fellow traveler with me, on our journey towards Eternal Life..”
We are NOT ALONE!
“Infertility ranks among the hardest griefs a couple can face. Yet this painful issue is all too often neglected in both Church and society. Under the Laurel Tree traces one God-fearing couple’s journey through the emotional turmoil of childlessness. By following the story of Saints Joachim and Anna, this book helps individuals and couples navigate the loss inherent in infertility amid the pain of shame, separation, anger, bargaining, and blamelessness. In walking alongside Joachim and Anna, we encounter not only a life-giving template for grief, but also the path back to ourselves, our partner, and our God-given vocation of eucharistic thanksgiving.” Nicole Roccas
Come join our New networking team of support Springs in the Desert.
God’s words to my heart many years ago: “This ministry is BIGGER than what you think and NOT what you think”. Truly it is a work being done in each faithful heart to reach beyond the depths of physical fertility to the roots of a deeper spiritual fertility.
Praised be Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Anne & Joachim…..
Fourteen years before the chaplet of Hannah’s Tears was received Our Holy Father John Paul II spoke these words. I pray that these words give you great comfort as they do me. Peace to you ALL!
To place me on a path of salvation,
To save my soul and help with your mission
Of saving other souls for God.
As I beg the grace to be holy,
To be pure, to be kind and to do
Only what is pleasing to God.
Will flow in my veins with my blood
And His Flesh will be with my flesh
And I will be with Jesus forever.
You power equal to that of the all-powerful and
Appointed you protectress of mankind. I ask you
To intercede for me in my time of need and protect
Me spiritually, physically and mentally through this
day/night through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen
This chaplet has been approved by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, Columbus, OH, June 27, 2008. If you are interested in a copy please write firstname.lastname@example.org subject line “Chaplet” along with your request.
The Bishops of the following Dioceses have given their blessing to promote the chaplet of Hannah’s Tears, it is always a virtue to ask your Bishop or Pastor before having this used for organized prayer, we generally recommend this chaplet as a private devotion:
- Columbus, Ohio
- South Bend – Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Malta Europe
Hannah’s Tears Ministry
My new friend JC has offered to make chaplets for our ministry. Her work is absolutely beautiful! The picture below is the first to be made, please let her know if you have any interest in having one for yourself or a loved one.
The Chaplet is promoted by the Apostolate of Hannah’s Tears (HannahsTears.org). The Apostolate was founded in 2003 in my home diocese of Columbus, OH, and this Chaplet–and the work of the Apostolate–was approved by Bishop Fredrick Campbell in 2008.
from their brochure:
“We offer prayer support and comfort to the brokenhearted who suffer the pains of infertility at any stage of life, difficult pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or the early death of a child. This ministry intercedes for Catholic doctors, nurses, and their supportive personnel. We also serve as a vehicle of education in the proper channels of Catholic fertility practices as well as offering information resources to those seeking fertility care and/or adoption”
This Chaplet is made using the virtually unbreakable wire wrapping technique and will last through heavy use. It is composed of sparkling Crystal and warm, tarnish resistant Bronze.
See it in my shop at HeartFeltRosaries.com!