Monthly Archives: October 2023

How To Cope Practically, Emotionally, and Spiritually When a Loved One Has a Serious Illness

Excerpt from the book “Walking the Way of the Cross for Caregivers,”
“Until a person has faced a serious challenge in life, it’s doubtful that he or she has prayed with the fervor one does in a situation that, at least for them, is truly ldesperate. This is where you learn, if you don’t know it already, that God is not some abstract being “out there.” He is here and He is listening — to YOU! He cares about YOU! He is ready to help YOU!”
But here’s the thing: You have to ask.
It begins with a decision The most important thing you can do is to DECIDE that you are going to be there for your beloved no matter what. No matter what!
But , if you’re like me, you then immediately start to worry if you are up to the task. I did. But what I understand more fully now than what I intuitively did then: It’s not a matter of gutting it out. In and of myself, I was afraid I wouldn’t rise to the challenge. It is only by holding on tightly to God’s hand that we are able to stand by a loved one and to do it with love. It’s a grace — and that grace is yours for the asking — and it doesn’t need to be some long involved prayer. As I said, mine was only four words: Divine Physician, help me! Continue reading

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Immaculeé Ilibagiza: Learning To Trust God in Everything (Part 3 of 3)

Imagine being a young woman during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and emerging from a bathroom where you had hidden for months, only to discover that your entire family had been slaughtered, and your home and everything in it had been … Continue reading

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Immaculée On Why and How to Pray the Rosary – Part 2 of 3

Before the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which her entire family was murdered, Immaculée Ilibagiza, bestselling author of “Left To Tell” and host of EWTN’s new series “I Forgive with Immaculée Ilibagiza,” says that while she always held a rosary … Continue reading

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