What Was Her Secret?
How did my mother manage to raise a huge family and gain so much love and respect from all of us telling us endless stories of her miraculous life, and I remember all of them. None of her wisdom came from books; she was far too busy to read. I know it wasn’t from her formal education since she never attended high school. I know it didn’t come from wealth or fame, as she was never concerned about such things. I know it didn’t come from anything outside of her because nothing like that seemed to move her.
In writing this book, I have gained a greater understanding of my mother’s life and have a better insight into her holiness and the crown of grace and glory she wore; something she richly deserved. My mother’s example of the joy she showed to the world proved her absolute dependence on God. The love and service she showed to everyone explained how she had such a joyful, successful life. She often told us that nothing is as important about us beyond the joy and privilege of serving those before us, especially the children because, as she’d say, “They can’t speak for themselves.”
From the seventeen miracles of life that came through her, I know she reached that place to hear God while she was here with us. And what a known secret to know!
Excerpt Imprinted Wisdom ~ Catherine Nagle
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Church, Single Parents, Orphans, The Homeless, The emotional and physical health care and rights of children.