We want you to know that you are not alone. Carrying a cross in a desert valley can seem very lonely at times, but sometimes, just around a corner, there is someone who really cares and wants to accompany you. Seasons of infertility and loss come to many couples, who do not take lightly the gifts of life and love. Springs of life and hope and love can be found, even in the difficult paths couples find themselves trying to navigate.
The Archdiocese has an annual St. Gerard Morning of Reflection every October, just for couples experiencing any type of infertility and/or loss. Connect with other married couples and allow yourselves to be appreciated and to also encourage others carrying a similar cross.
What is infertility awareness? It is for both those going through and those not going through this struggle….. being able to see each other and compassionately sharing in each other’s burdens. Scripture says we are to “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” Gal.6:2
Many couples today, about 1 out of 5, are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying. Even more face impaired fertility (impaired fecundity) at different seasons of their marriage. The pains of miscarriage or the wounds of loss of fertility can place stress on one’s own spiritual and physical health. The stress can test the unity of couples but can also strengthen the covenantal bond of love that is permanent and always fruitful in Christ.
Springs in the Desert
Springs in the Desert accompanies those struggling with infertility by offering a place of respite and solidarity where they can know God’s love for them and discover His unique call to fruitfulness.
Red Bird Ministries
Red Bird Ministries exists to help parents address the profound healing that needs to happen while also honoring the memory of the child throughout their grief journey.