A Mother’s Tale

A mother in Derry sadly and unexpectedly lost her daughter in infancy. She was a spiritual person and accepted the loss stoically. However about a week after the baby’s funeral she felt the presence of her daughter in the house but particularly in the room where the cot was.

When she was downstairs she imagined hearing the sounds of the child in the bedroom above. After several weeks during which she was unable to sleep she went to the local priest and shared her uneasiness with him.

He came and blessed the house and prayed with her to the baby. At the end of the prayer he told her that the spirit of the child would leave with him, as would her uneasy feeling. He asked her to pray to her child if she was ever worried or anxious about anything and that her prayers would be heard.

The presence did not return to trouble her.



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