Olympian Recognises Value of Life

20Dec12

This little clip from one of the recent audiences with Pope Benedict shows the true blessing of motherhood.  Here, Valentina Vezzali, an Italian Olympic athlete humbly asks for a blessing for her unborn child.  She goes on to demonstrate the importance she sees in conceiving this child and how this is a greater achievement than her Olympic achievements.

What a lot she did for all mothers in that moment!  She has raised the profile of motherhood which is often demeaned as unimportant.  Pope Benedicts’ fatherly concern is touching and the whole conversation demonstrates to us that even after medals, worldly recognition and international stardom what is really important is new life, in the womb protected by
God.  This is what we strive and pray for – that through those who can have influence the dignity and importance of unborn life can be raised higher and not discarded and abused.

Thank you Valentina!



No Responses Yet to “Olympian Recognises Value of Life”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: