March 17, 2023

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No letters were printed this week; here is the letter from three weeks ago:

Reader: Masses remind us of God’s love and divine purpose for each of us

On Saturday, Feb. 11, I felt blessed and inspired by attending an early Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes that coincided with the World Day of the Sick.

That afternoon at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Beech Grove, a memorial Mass for 2,411 aborted babies of God was celebrated. The scriptural readings, the homilies and the prayers at both Masses were so meaningful.

Mary our Blessed Mother was a young woman. Though initially confused by a heavenly message, she accepted her role as Mother of God. She would for all time encourage all people to be drawn to her Son.

In 1858, Mary appeared to a young girl, Bernadette Soubirous, in Lourdes, France, and asked for prayers to be said for cures of physical, mental and spiritual ailments. The young woman didn’t recognize the Lady’s name, Immaculate Conception, but she knew the truth of the Lady’s message.

The remains of aborted fetuses that were taken so disrespectfully as mere trophies also sends us a message: God loves us all and has a divine purpose for each of us. The circle is unbroken.

- Jacqueline Carroll | Beech Grove

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