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5 Saints who waited a long time to become mothers


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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 09/18/20

These five women understand what it's like to wait a while to have children.

Whether because of marrying later in life, difficulty conceiving, or waiting a long time for an adoption placement, many couples find themselves waiting much longer to become parents than they ever thought they would. Not every couple will end up becoming parents, of course. But if you waited a long time before having a child, or if you’re waiting right now and looking for patron saints who understand your situation and can pray for you, you might find solidarity in the stories of these 5 holy women who waited a long time before they became mothers.


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