I am pleased to say that some of my posts became useful to others particularly to my sister, Susan Papas Hauck. It provided links to other seekers who are in their journey to a path beyond comprehension. Unbeknownst to me, maybe this is the main reason that made me start to write.
Yesterday, Susan celebrated the 20th year of life, love, faith, and devotion to The Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague. We had a grand celebration.
In preparation, she put together a pamphlet of stories and testimonies. Devotees shared their miraculous experiences and conversions. It was a group effort from families and friends.
When one does missionary work, you will never know where it will lead you as Susan told us a story about her next calling.
Dear friends, family, and supporters of the Infant Jesus:
Greetings of love, peace, and joy. This event is to honour and to say thank you to the Child Jesus on His blessings to us all. His arrival here on Sept 7, 1998, is when the mission started in Vancouver. Not knowing what to do, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and our Mother Mary, Larry and I went to Fatima on the last week of April 2016 to celebrate the 100th year apparition of our Lady of Fatima to the 3 children. We were at the apparition chapel situated at the big rotunda where the procession started in the evening. At the chapel stands a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. I stood close to her, and her beautiful face looked so radiant as if there was a glow on her.
“I thank you, Mother Mary, for your blessings and graces you bestowed on me. It’s been years now that Infant Jesus touches many hearts, turned to know and loved Him more thru novena, prayers and His presence on many parishes and other places. In my prayers for your intercession years ago and every day, if I may carry your Baby Jesus in the 4 corners of the world. Mother Mary wherever you want me to take Little Jesus, I am always here. In humbleness let me carry Him, I may be a sinner but give me that privilege.”
After a while, Larry said, “Let’s go for confession.” We went to a building on the left side far end of the rotunda. We sought for English speaking priest. Larry was first in line, me and a nun. Larry took so long on the confession room, and I was talking to the nun if she wants to go ahead before me. “Oh no she said, I have all the time, and I am from a town not far from here.” I went in for confession. To my surprise, it’s a face to face confession; and there sat a tall, dark priest. I made my confession. Then he asked:
“What do you do?”
“I am a missionary for Infant Jesus and next week is the feast day celebration of Infant Jesus in Prague, and we will be bringing back 2 replica statues for enthronement in 2 parishes.”
Then he said, “May I have one for Uganda?”
“Are you serious father? I was just at the apparition chapel asking Mother Mary wherever she wants me to bring Baby Jesus and you are asking me?”
“Yes, please, Infant Jesus for Uganda and to help the children, too.”
Fr. Walter Munna from Uganda is in Rome for 4 years studying and doing His thesis. We are in touch for this mission to bring our Little King to Uganda. We have now a statue blessed and consecrated in Prague with a recognition letter. We need your prayers and support for this mission, in the hope that we can help the children of Uganda and the love of Infant Jesus be spread throughout the world. May Infant Jesus bless, guide and protect us all.
Susan Papas Hauck
A letter from Fr. Walter Munna of Uganda.
Unconditional Love of a Sister
I would like to write about my sister, Maria Perpetua. Her nickname and as we call her, Lady.
I knew for some time that she does writing in a blog anything that interests her. Sometimes, she uses her family as fodder for her readers. She shared some of her published writings about me.
When I received a two-hour long film taken on July 25, 2018, at the beautiful Shrine of Infant Jesus in Lodjowa, Poland, I shared the video with my family. To my surprise. Lady, edited parts of the video of the mass, showing the unveiling of the Infant Jesus before the start of the ceremony and some highlights of my dressing the Child Jesus. (click here to watch the video)
I remember she asked me where Larry and I want to go on a trip other than my Infant Jesus missionary work. I told her of my desire to visit where Baby Jesus was born, Bethlehem, Not knowing, she arranged a pilgrimage trip for us to Holy Land, all paid for, with a group of pilgrims from Toronto.
Why did she do this? She said, being grateful for her arrival here in Canada 42 years ago.
Larry and I sponsored my Mother to come to Canada. The rule then was that any children that are still dependent on Mother must move to Canada with her. Happy to say that six of my siblings came along, including Lady.
I thank you, Lady, for your unconditional love.
With love and prayers, Detse
It was a wonderful celebration to increase faith and raise awareness of Susan’s travel to Uganda for the Installation of Infant Jesus of Prague next year, 2019, and raise funds to support the Ugandan children in school.
One of Susan’s dream is to build a shrine in Greater Vancouver. For now, it hasn’t materialized. What is essential that the church of Infant Jesus is in our heart.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~ On Giving by Kahlil Gibran
*Pamphlet and photos courtesy of Angelo S. Siglos