The Kindness of a Shepherd


The ‘shepherd’ in question is the wise, humble and holy Cardinal Raymond Burke! I was absolutely mesmerised by this beautiful story below – a true one – related by Sister Ancilla, and I challenge anyone reading it through to the end to remain dry-eyed. (A H/T to Fr. Z who links to the story on his blog.)

Posted on Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Crosse, Wisconsin)


For Peter and Theresa Martin’s second son, life has not always been easy. Louis (pronounced loo-ee) was born with a rare disease (from a genetic mutation) that left his doctors confused and parents helpless for many years. For the first five years of his life, he suffered tremendously. He was on the couch surviving more than he was playing with his brothers and friends. Yet, instead of bitterness, his heart deepened in love and compassion through it all.

One Good Friday…

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