Friday, October 02, 2009

St Bernard on Miscarriages

Very comforting.

No words can take away the pain of miscarriage, although faith and time can lessen it. Some parents find the words of St. Bernard of Clairveuax helpful. He wrote to a couple that had a miscarriage. In response to their question, “What is going to happen to my child? The child didn’t get baptized,” St. Bernard said, “Your faith spoke for this child. Baptism for this child was only delayed by time. Your faith suffices. The waters of your womb — were they not the waters of life for this child? Look at your tears. Are they not like the waters of baptism? Do not fear this. God’s ability to love is greater than our fears. Surrender everything to God.”

HT: Leonardi

1 comment:

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Amen. My oldest son's twin died before birth, and I did struggle for a while with doubt about his/her eternal rest. In the end, I just had to rest on this hope.

I just hope that the millions that are killed by abortion get the same mercy from God. Dare we hope?