A Story of 'Hope'

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

ONCE UPON A TIME there was a 17-year old teenager named 'Hope'. Her doctor found that her liver was deteriorating and she would require a transplant. Supported by family and friends, including in earnest prayer for the harvesting of a liver for her, Hope was told there was a liver found that might just be the one for her. With her family in tow, she would come into Houston and be prepared for the operation. Seven times, the liver harvested for her was either too large, too damaged, or otherwise not a match for her system. After awaiting word of the possibility of another liver to transplant, it so happened that Hope traveled to the hospital once again for the possible operation. This time it took, a successful operation occurred, and she is now feeling terrific with a new lease on life. Hope practiced the theological virtue of HOPE; moreover, through her persistence, patient endurance and longsuffering, God's will was done and all by His own holy timing & grace. Against whatever odds, whatever challenges, let us practice hope as Hope has done.

In God's loving kindness,

-fr. Chris, 0.P.