Spirituality

 Stories, Prayers, Prayer Services, Songs,

 

Days of Reflection and Retreats

 

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The Fortunate Families Board of Directors decided there is great value in our readers sharing stories of their families’ spiritual growth due to having a GLBT son or daughter as well as prayer services, prayers or songs they have found helpful in accepting and loving their family members.

If you have a story or prayer you’d like to share, please fill out the  form at the bottom of this page.

STORIES

AUTHORKinshipTITLEDescription
Balog, FlorenceMother of lesbian daughters (twins)My twin lesbian daughtersFlorence expresses concern that the institutional church judges her twin lesbian daughters without knowing them, and is grateful that her parish follows Jesus' message and welcomes everyone.
Balog, SteveFather of lesbian daughters The light has been passedAfter his fearful first sharing of having twin lesbians daughters with his church congregation, years later Steve hears of the positive effect it made with one parishioner.
Garascia, BethMother of gay son and lesbian daughterFamily, Sexuality, and Spirituality - Why Do I Remain a CatholicAs the mother of a gay son and a lesbian daughter, Beth has experienced both grief and joy in her love for her children. She has also found that letting go of expectations and listening to others provides a path to mutual love and acceptance, a path she hopes her Church might follow more closely.
Garascia, BethMother of gay son and lesbian daughterPain and possibility –
being a Catholic parent
of gay children

(An article in Fortunate
Families newsletter)
As the mother of a gay son and a lesbian daughter, Beth has experienced both grief and joy in her love for her children. She has also found that letting go of expectations and listening to others provides a path to mutual love and acceptance, a path she hopes her Church might follow more closely.
Szumiloski, LenFather of gay sonEnfolding Gay Son
Elevates Family
Len's Christmas experience of family with his gay son and his partner enables him to understand how they have enhanced his family despite a contrary message from the church pulpit.
Wagner, RitaMother of Lesbian DaughterA Mother's Experience (Article in Fortunate Families newsletter)Their daughter’s feeling of rejection by thAe Church leads the Wagners to become activists seeking to make everyone welcome in our Church.
Word, DebMother of gay sonParent's JourneyDeb shares her journey as the parent of a gay son at a November 2008 Diocese of Memphis Day of Reflection.

 

PRAYERS, PRAYER SERVICES, SONGS, DAYS OF REFLECTION AND RETREATS

CategoryTitle
Day of ReflectionSample One Day of Reflection
Day of ReflectionPrayer Service
PrayerProphets of a Future Not Our Own
PrayerPrayers of the Faithful
Prayer Parents Prayer
PrayerLitany

 

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