Sunday, November 06, 2005


An Italian mother, Eurosia Fabris, who died in 1932, and who raised 11 children, 9 of them her own is one step away from sainthood.

This is a move by the Pope to encourage the raising of large families. Are they so far out of touch in the Pratican that poverty and aids don't matter, just the swelling of the flock at any cost?

While saintly patience could come in handy for motherhood, Fabris was singled out by Vatican Radio as being a ``dazzling model of holiness lived out in daily family life.''
``She knew how to transform her very large family into a school of holiness,'' Vatican Radio said on the eve of the ceremony.

I bet Mrs. Fabris praised the Lord while she lay sweating and heaving out the ninth one, wishing she'd kept her legs closed, while the other ten needed their washing done and dinner cooked and demanded attention. Not to mention her husband waiting for his next unprotected bit of attention.



Blogger colcam said...

Large families keep the Catholic Church coffers full, and poverty keeps the faithful poor in their place.

1:19 AM  

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