June 1, 2018

‘What blessing have you received that you would have never prayed for?’

In this week’s story about the Selby family, it’s noted that Ann Selby once proposed an intriguing question to her fellow members of the parish council of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis.

Her question was, “What blessing have you received that you would have never prayed for?”

For Ann Selby, the answer was a defining one: having her 10th child when she was 45.

Based upon that question, The Criterion is inviting our readers to share the stories of an unexpected blessing—and perhaps a once-undesired blessing—that has graced their lives in ways they never imagined.

Please send your responses and stories to assistant editor John Shaughnessy by e-mail at jshaughnessy@archindy.org or by mail in care of The Criterion. 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Please include your parish and a daytime phone number where you can be reached. †

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