Eventually six brothers and two sisters arrived as gifts from God. Only three
lived beyond the age of ten. Justin died when he was nine, four others died as
infants. Such comings and goings from Heaven to earth, and earth to Heaven
welded our family together in fortitude and love. I never heard my parents
quarrel. They were always at peace.
A golden cloud came out of the cave and flooded the niche with radiance. Then a lady, young and beautiful, exceedingly beautiful, the like of whom I had never seen, stood on the edge of the niche. She smiled and smiled at me, beckoning me to come closer as though she were my mother, and she gave me to understand in my soul that I was not mistaken.
The Lady was dressed in white, with a white veil on her head, and a blue sash at her waist. A Rosary of white beads on a golden chain was on her right arm. On that cold winter's day, her feet were bare, but on each foot was a golden rose radiant with the warmth of summer.
I went upon my knees and took my Rosary from my pocket The Lady took the Rosary from her arm and I began to cross myself. My arm could not move until the Lady herself made a beautiful Sign of the Cross.
A physician talks about the high Cesarean rate and how it is worsening maternal mortality rates and not benefiting babies. He also discusses studies that say giving mom more time to deliver might be the best answer.
Gathering data from real woman about breast cancer. To be part of the study one sister should not have a diagnosis of breast cancer but have a sister who was. This is the type of study that may bring us more information on what actually causes breast cancer.