Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
2 Corinthians 4: 16-17
After prayerful consideration, we have decided to focus our efforts on building local connections through our Facebook group, and have canceled our remaining meetings for 2018. Please visit us here.
The Our Lady is Consolation Infertility & Miscarriage Support Group was started in 2016 to facilitate and foster local Catholic support for those who have experienced infertility or miscarriage. It is our hope that this group will serve as a springboard for building local connections between people carrying similar crosses.
Our support is grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church. Non-Catholics are welcome to participate, but discussion must be limited to treatments that are in line with Church teachings.
As Catholics, we rejoice in and treasure the gift of life. Children are, rightly, celebrated as the gifts from God that they are. As Catholics, we often look at families with many children and thank them for their generosity and openness to life. As Catholics, we thank women who face unplanned pregnancies for choosing life for their child, and offer material, emotional, and spiritual support to them. All of this is right, and good, and beautiful.
Some couples, however, are open to life but never become pregnant. Some couples do become pregnant, but only with great difficulty. Many couples experience miscarriage, and sometimes repeated miscarriages. All of these situations can be sources of intense emotional and spiritual pain.
Sadly, these couples often bear the grief and pain alone, perhaps knowing that they cannot be the only ones but not knowing how to connect with others who could relate and share in the burden. For so many reasons, infertility and miscarriage are intensely personal crosses that are not easy to share publicly; and it can be especially difficult to find support that is sensitive to Catholic moral teachings on human sexuality, such as what treatments may be pursued.