“Impulsive decisions can lead to regret,” she warned. “We make the best choices when our hearts are calm. Give yourself time to research all the facts and think clearly about the options. It’s time to make a plan that will take you to a place of freedom and a decision you won’t regret.
At the same time, she says, women should remember that they have support:Secret decisions lead to heartbreak“, she said, adding:”You’re not alone.”
“Women facing an unexpected pregnancy can be embarrassed and ashamed,” she said. “The first tendency is to hide their ‘mistake’ or ‘deal with the problem’ before anyone knows. This often leads to regret.
She encouraged women to ask for help.
“You are not alone on this journey,” Sr. Marie Veritas said. “Take the time and allow us to connect you with those who have been in similar situations and are willing to share their perspective.”
Speaking on behalf of the sisters, she wanted women to know:We believe in you.”
“You have plans for your life, and having a child may not be part of those plans right now,” she said. “However, the mystery of new life within you can be empowering and a great motivator to finish school, have a career, and become the woman you were meant to be.”
While a pregnant woman might hear conflicting opinions, the sisters suggested: “Listen to your heart.”
“Everyone around you may have formed an opinion about what you should do,” Sr. Marie Veritas said. “Put aside the negative voices that drown out the truth of your goodness, your dignity as a woman, and your tremendous capacity to love. Let us help you discover what will bring the greatest joy to your heart.
In other words, the sisters say, women should “See beyond your fears into the possibilities.
“Fear is a very strong emotion,” Sr. Marie Veritas said. “Sometimes we can be tricked into living from irrational or unfounded fears. This can be paralyzing and prevent us from taking positive steps towards a solution. It can also cloud our judgment and lead us astray. lives are best taken in peace and freedom.
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She concluded by saying:Let’s talk and find a solution you can live with.”
“Our wide range of resources includes housing, employment, medical assistance, legal advice, and emotional and spiritual support,” she said. “We are here to listen to you, answer your questions, explore your options and support you in finding real possibilities during a difficult time. You deserve a safe space to share your experience and concerns.
How can Catholics and pro-life Americans support the sisters?
To carry out their pro-life ministry, the sisters “rely totally on Divine Providence for the spiritual and temporal support of our lives and missions,” Sr. Marie Veritas said.