Monday, March 24, 2003

Prayer request for a friend...
I'm wondering if there are a lot of guys out there with his problem.
Steve, after a lot of prayer and counsel, has discerned that God is calling him to the priesthood. Problem is, his parents are not practicing Catholics. His mother sometimes shows up at Mass on Sunday, but not on a regular basis. His father, on the other hand, is a very bitter fallen-away Catholic who reacts to the Church's teachings with venom. So besides trying to discern whether he should be a diocesan priest, a religious, or maybe even an Oratorian, he's got to deal with this family issue. Please pray that when he does tell them, they may be more supportive than he fears. If they are not, and his fears are realized, pray that he may deal well with whatever they throw at him.

St. Monica is the patroness for parents with children who have left the Faith. Is there a patron for children whose parents have left the Faith ?


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