the Child’s Wedding over 20 Years Later
Kathy Grinn, of Rockwood, Michigan, one of our long-term Guardians of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, recently sent me this report as we continue to celebrate our 26th anniversary:
We had the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Charles church for the weekend Masses. One husband and wife were very excited to see her!
Over 20 years ago, when Our Lady in her Missionary Image made her first visit to St. Charles, this couple had put their hands on the womb of Our Lady of Guadalupe in faith and prayed for a child. They had had a few children already, but they wanted another child and the wife was unable to get pregnant. Soon after their prayer, the wife became pregnant and they had a beautiful little girl!
This same little girl was now a young bride-to-be and was getting married on the same weekend that the Missionary Image was visiting the church! This was a complete surprise for the couple since they didn’t know that she would be at our parish on the same weekend as their wedding.
Before I knew the story, out of respect, I asked if they needed me to move the Image since they had not planned on her presence at the front of the church during their wedding.
They responded with this story and how very blessed they were to have her there! The mother of the bride said, “The blessing that Our Lady gave us over 20 years ago has come full circle as she now blesses my daughter, the child that she gave us so many years ago, on her wedding day.”
Kathy wrote, “Wow, I thought that was really powerful!! I love how Our Lady goes where she knows she is needed ALWAYS – that has not changed in the many years I have traveled with her and it still makes me smile and humbly thank her!
So, we would really appreciate your help to keep our Missionary Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations and Our Lady of America on their Visitations throughout America.
But, in order to continue this amazing work for the greater glory of God, we must raise $130,000.00 by the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, September 29 . This is just for our normal quarterly operating expenses of maintaining our Apostolates’ Center and paying our modest salaries. There is no surplus in our budget, which does not include any special projects, needs, or savings.
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