Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vocations To The Priesthood Must Be Prayed For

This remarkable woman made a habit of praying for an hour each day before the Blessed Sacrament in the house chapel at Courtfield. She prayed to God for a large family and for many religious vocations among her children. And her prayers were heard! 
She gave life to 14 children and died shortly after the birth of the last child, John, in 1853. one of the fourteen children was Fr Bernard Vaughan ~ a Jesuit priest who traveled the world extensively, preaching. Here is his biography. 
Of the 13 children that lived, six of her eight boys became priests: two priests in religious orders, one diocesan priest, a bishop, an archbishop and a cardinal. From the five daughters, four became nuns in religious orders. 

Link (here) to read the remarkable story of Eliza Vaughan at the blog entitled, Spiritual Motherhood for Priests

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