Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ!!
THE HAIL MARY IN GAELIC
Sé do bheath' a Mhuire, atá lán de ghrásta, tá an Tiarna leat. Is beannaithe thú idir mná agus is beannaithe toradh do bhruinne losa. A Naomh Mhuire, a mháthair Dé, guí orainn na peacaithe, anois is ar uair ar mbás. Amen.
"Angel in the Waters" is a precious book that needs to be shared with every young woman of childbearing years. My daughters are in their teens and when I returned from the Catholic Writer's Conference Live a few weeks ago, we sat down and read it together. Both were quiet and in deep thought while the story unfolded.
With each beautiful picture and conversation the baby and its angel have, one begins to realize that this is what happens within the womb. It is well known that the baby can hear and feel, as well as seek security in thumb sucking while in the darkness of "Mother".
After reading "Angel in the Waters" I thought it just made sense that this little book should be in every OB/GYN office waiting room and possibly supplied to young mother at a pregnancy crisis centers. This suggestion is an expensive endeavor surely, but the touching reality of life within the womb is clearly revealed in these pages.
This book was supplied to me by Regina Doman, from Sophia Institute Press, at the Catholic Writer's Conference Live and Catholic Media Network trade show earlier this month.
"To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women." ~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen