Opportunity to do a good thing for sick children in a nice Catholic family

Do you remember the story about Card. Burke consoling a little boy who was sad that he could not receive Holy Communion? HERE

I received an email:

Back in August 2013, you included a photo of Cardinal Burke consoling young Louis Martin on the occasion of his brother first Holy Communion in your blog. Since that photo was taken two more of the Martin’s children have been diagnosed with the same, very rare, degenerative genetic disorder. I have started a fund to send the family on a pilgrimage to Rome to pray at the tomb of Blessed Pope John Paul II.

If you feel called to share this story, the link to the fundraising site is here: http://www.gofundme.com/6bg0i0 Many thanks and God bless you.

I don’t feel called to share… but I think you should know about this.

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  1. JohnE says:

    Brings to mind Blessed Imelda Lambertini.

  2. New Sister says:

    Saints Louis and Zellie Martin, pray for them!
    Martin Sisters, Celine, Therese, Pauline – OPE!

  3. Laura R. says:

    Does young Louis Martin have the genetic disorder? If so, perhaps he realized on some unconscious level that his time on earth might be limited, hence his desire to begin receiving Holy Communion early?

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