The faithful prayed at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń on August 16 for the intention of childless couples who want children.
- Taking care of the family, we want to notice all problems before Our Lady of Licheń, Patroness of family happiness. Also spouses, who may have been longing for children for many years - said Fr. Janusz Kumala, MIC, custodian of the Lichen sanctuary, welcomes the gathered people during the Sunday noon Mass. The gathered people prayed for the gift of motherhood and fatherhood for childless spouses. - We invite married couples to kneel with faith and trust before Mary and to entrust to her their desire for the gift of parenthood.
Marianin recalled that the words of the marriage vows spoken by young spouses reveal to them the truth that offspring is God's gift. - God is the giver of life. You have to remember that, it was not up to us that we appeared in the world. The source of our life is God - he emphasized, paying attention to the different attitudes of the spouses - from asking for children to accusing God for the lack of children. - Our devotion to God's will, openness to His action in life, will be a blessing and a source of happiness for us - he said, recalling the testimonies of married couples who after many years enjoy their offspring and examples from the Lichen book of graces.
The custodian priest also remembered the difficult situation in Belarus and Lebanon after the disaster in Beirut.
After the Eucharist, the faithful received a folder with a prayer to Our Lady of Lichen for spouses who wanted children. At the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń, there is the "NaProTechnologia" Fertility Support Center, which offers modern forms of diagnostics and comprehensive treatment supporting natural procreation.