23 August 2013

Hope in the confessional

So, Mr JB I went to confession this morning -- not at our parish since we are both afraid to confess to both of our parish priests. Yes, we are both spazzes. 

I went first, as usual.

When I started to tell the priest about our IF and my struggle with God's plan for us and our family he reminded me not to be tempted by ART, which I reassured him that we weren't.

Then he mentioned the Napro centre that we go to in the city.

I got tears in my eyes when I told him that I had been operated on by Dr Hilgers.

Thank God for knowledgeable priests! It was the first time that I felt that a member of the clergy understood my IF heart. 

We'll definitely be back there for confession! 


  1. Definitely a God-moment in many ways!! Btw, I'm a spaz, too!

  2. I love this! Wonder if this priest would do spiritual direction with you? That is one of the things I love about Fr. D - he's knowledgeable and faithful, makes it so. much. easier.

  3. That is great that you got confession with an understanding priest...finally. It's great that they are learning how to deal with IF Catholic Couples. It would have helped years ago when we were first on this journey.

  4. I must be on the same wave length as you. I also went to confession today and discussed our IF with the priest. I was also pleasantly surprised about his knowledge of Dr. Hilgers and his kindness towards me during this struggle. Praise to God that priests are becoming more knowledgeable about IF and the PPVI!

  5. That is wonderful! Priests that don't have any understanding or say stupid things make confession so much harder.

  6. Amen! This is great to hear.

  7. That is encouraging! I have a meeting with our parish priest on Friday and I'm super nervous (not about IF specifically, but I'm sure it will come up). I'm interested to hear his take on it, since I'm new to the parish!

  8. What a blessing!! A knowledgeable priest! So glad to hear!! It hurts that much more when they can't understand where you're coming from. I'm glad you'll be able to visit him again!

  9. That is certainly motivating! I've a choosing each of our parish priest on Feb 5th that i'm super stressed (certainly not about IF especially, nevertheless I'm sure it'll come up). I'm serious to listen to his or her accept this, given that I am just new to your parish!
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