My grandparents were great people. They were caring and respected by all.
In raising so many children and grandchildren up to be good people of faith, my grandparents prayed, gathered friends, and filled the house with joy. We hear very little of Jesus’ grandparents, but what we do know is they raised his mother Mary to be a humble, patient young woman, full of service and love.
Last week, Father Pinto and I heard a speaker who talked about “The Way God Teaches” and he spoke of how God reveals Himself to us in so many ways, we might miss Him at first. If we look into the past generations, we can find where God has guided our family in the spirit of “the family that prays together stays together.”
How do you celebrate grandparents?
May God bless all grandparents today! They are so needed and loved.
About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.