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By Nancy Jo Sullivan

Testifying to the life-changing and joy-giving strength of the sacraments, Catholic writer Nancy Jo Sullivan stocks how moments in her lifestyles and that of her overdue daughter Sarah—who had Down syndrome—unexpectedly prompted a renewed religion and deeper dating with God and others.

With startling and brave readability, Nancy Jo Sullivan remembers the adventure that led her to resume and reclaim the religion of her formative years that had long gone dormant until eventually she skilled it during the eyes of Sarah, her baby with Down syndrome. Her artfully instructed tale demanding situations us to work out the sacraments anew, deepening our personal religion and reminding us of the wonder in every one sacrament.

Small occasions in Sarah’s life—in which her daughter’s imaginative and prescient and voice helped these round her to gain the preciousness in their existence and faith—trigger Sullivan’s reflections on moments in her personal existence and at the sacraments. adolescence thoughts of just about drowning floor at Sarah’s baptism, as Sullivan feels an identical powerlessness on the considered elevating her disabled daughter that she felt while she thrashed desperately within the water. throughout the phrases of the priest as he pours the baptismal waters on Sarah, Sullivan learned how Baptism attracts us from the overpowering waters in our lifestyles to the sunshine of lifestyles with God. Our trip with Sullivan maintains in the course of the sacraments till the top of Sarah’s existence, whilst stories of Sullivan’s father’s deadly middle assault collide along with her inner debate of if it is time for Sarah to obtain the sacrament of the Anointing of the ill. Sullivan realizes that this sacrament, so usually linked to demise, is de facto intended to provide us lifestyles and hope.

Couriers of Grace comprises an appendix with meditations and mirrored image questions for private or workforce study.

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