Pope Francis' One-Minute Lesson from the School of Love

I was fortunate to meet the Gondreau family at Camp Care, a semi-annual gathering of families with special needs children at Crossroads Physical Therapy in Connecticut. I was impressed by how Paul, his wife Christiana, and their children gently cared for Dominic, played games with him while basking in his cheerful presence. Paul told me that his work took him to Rome for a semester, and it was thrilling to see Dominic singled out for attention by the Holy Father. As their embrace was cheered by the crowd, I let out a shout of joy, waking my family with, "Pope Francis gets it, he knows the amazing gifts our special needs children offer the world and he wants the world to know too!"

Thank you, Professor Paul Gondreau, for the exegesis on the power of the Cross, and thank you, parent Dominic Gondreau for the lesson on love. May God grant us the humility to learn from all of his professors and parents and popes.

You can watch an interview with Dr. Paul Gondreau, talking about his son's encounter with Pope Francis, here.

12/2/2022 9:05:39 PM
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