A Catholic Mother’s Prayers After Prenatal Diagnosis
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“I thank God for the gift that Journey in Love will be to those dealing with the piercing pain of a prenatal diagnosis. In a world that seems to be blindly repeating the utilitarian evils of the past, this book is a beautiful and necessary voice of grace, strength, and encouragement to those choosing love and life. It is a confident and faithful proclamation that every life is willed by God and has eternal value no matter how short, how sick, how abled, or how difficult. We as a Church owe this kind of support and love to the many mothers, fathers, and babies carrying this cross. I pray this book lands in the hands of every parent facing the Calvary of a difficult prenatal diagnosis and is placed in as many doctor’s and midwives’ offices as possible.”Mary Haseltine
Birth and Bereavement Doula and
Author of Made for This: The Catholic Mom’s Guide to Birth
Journey in Love: A Catholic Mother’s Prayers After a Prenatal Diagnosis offers a well-written and very honest perspective of the spiritual and emotional impact of a prenatal diagnosis. In sharing the details of her story, Kathryn Casey avoids over-personalizing the experience of carrying to term which can be off-putting to readers. Instead she offers parents sensitive “touchable moments” to which they can relate, and gentle encouragement based on her own journey through grief. Journey in Love is exactly what our Catholic service has needed.Tracy Winsor BNA Co-Founder
From the website
“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” — Romans 8:18
Author Kathryn Anne Casey clung to this Scripture passage in the dark moments after her baby received a prenatal diagnosis. For her, as for any mother, a prenatal diagnosis is cause for deep suffering and grief, whether or not the condition is expected to be life-limiting.
How does a family cope with this heartbreaking reality? Where does a mother turn when culture and even her medical professionals don’t support carrying the child to term? Where is the light in the darkness?
In Journey in Love: A Catholic Mother’s Prayers after Prenatal Diagnosis you will find a sensitive, supportive resource from an author who knows this suffering firsthand. Kathryn walks with you through the stages of grief, helps you to pray even when you feel you cannot, sheds new light on the comfort and grace of the Church’s traditional prayers, and provides meditations tied to the liturgical year.
This is a resource to turn to, and return to, for help, hope, and consolation.
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“Kathryn’s book is a compassionate and empowering companion for anyone struggling with loss. Through bravely and vulnerably sharing her story of maternal grief and loss, she masterfully weaves her own experience with practical and spiritual advice. I especially appreciated her suggestions for what to do when prayer seems overwhelming in the midst of grief. I will certainly be recommending this book to my clients.”Julia Marie Hogan, MS, LCPC, author of It’s Ok to Start with You
“Your book has been life-changing for me. It has a profoundness that met me in the space in which I currently find myself… while it is focused on prenatal diagnosis, you speak on grief and loss and trusting in God— I mean it, your words have pierced my soul. I am so grateful….I thank God for His glory made known in your life in and through your vocation as wife and mother and always as His precious child.”Linda Gillum
Former Youth Minister, Resource and Referral Specialist, Wife, and Mother