Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Infertile and Catholic

This is a very thought-provoking article on being infertile as a Catholic. I think it slices to the heart of the matter to consider infertility a gift, a special call to holiness and prayer. If 1 Timothy 2:15 states that (normally) women are saved through childbearing, I believe it makes sense to see infertility as a special or unique call.


Mathochist said...

I know I never would have considered infertility a blessing in the 9 years I was going through it. (Of course, I could have handled it a lot better. I can really relate to their comment about the desire for a baby becoming its own god.) But now, in hindsight, I can see that I had to become a completely different person to be the kind of mommy that the kids God had planned for me needed.

Marie said...


Absolutely. I think it would be dreadfully hard (and probably a bit weird) for people to go through years of infertility thinking "my, what a blessing!" It reminds me though of Hebrews 12:11 -- "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."

Perhaps it is hope to hold on to in the midst to realize that something good IS going to come out of it, at least if we stick with the Lord and don't drown in despair. That's true, of course, regardless of what our crosses are.