Have you ever heard of Blessed Herman, known as the saint of the unborn? He came into the world with cerebral palsy and spina bifida in the eleventh century in southern Germany. At delivery, doctors gave him five years to live (five turned out to be forty-five).
If today’s parents knew of the ill health of such a child before birth, the poor fellow would likely be aborted, but Herman’s parents raised him for seven years, then turned him over to the Benedictine monks of Reichenaur Abbey where he was lovingly educated.
Frederick Marks, author of Pro-Life Champion: The Untold Story of Monsignor Philip J. Reilly and His Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.
May 10, 2021
Forest Hills, New York