PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer with Carlos Ojeda and Sady Fleitas •
What is done when a person urgently needs a heart transplant? Sady Fleitas, an untiring missionary for the Little Campaign for At-risk Babies, knew what to do. She called a friend, Carlos, a young man from the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Campaign, and she asked that he take his Pilgrim Mother of Health. —
Carlos went to the hospital to give this beautiful picture, to Rocío, Alberto’s wife, so that it would accompany Alberto in his struggle for life and for hope…
Carlos relates: “For me this is one more sign that the Blessed Mother is always with whomever remains loyal to his/her Covenant of Love… even when my strength falters, as it happened to me some time ago. Alberto’s situation happened, when I was asked to take the Pilgrim Mother. I did it without expecting much, but then a seed of worry for him was sowed in me, because of his condition, and how it was advancing. Finally I received the message that a donor had been obtained.
Then I was told that the surgery was successful. For the greater glory of God and the Blessed Mother, a beloved professor of mine had followed the case and also the post-surgery process. Everyone, relatives, and doctors agreed that it had really been her miracle, a miracle of faith. Everyone also witnessed the faith of the family, but especially Alberto’s.
‘…A real miracle of faith and with the help of science…” my professor said
Sadly, with all this, I want to tell you that I was the missionary in theory, it was the Blessed Mother they needed and hoped with, but I was convinced that I was the one who was missioned. With this, our Mother showed me that I only needed to believe, trust, and put everything in her hands, because she is the great intercessor, the great missionary who works miracles.”
I am at your side
Alberto, himself affirmed: “Blessed be forever, Our Lady of Schoenstatt! We felt very much accompanied and protected by the Blessed Mother. Everyday we placed ourselves in her hands and I will not forget that the Pilgrim Mother told me: ‘My son, I am at your side.’ Thank you; thank you for so many blessings, Most Holy Mother of God and our Mother. May the Lord, along with Our Lady of Schoenstatt, reward Carlos Ojeda a hundred-fold for such a beautiful gesture.”
Original: Spanish. 2 December 2018. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USA