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Matthew Kensok’s birth on August 13, 1993, was so traumatic that he wasn’t expected to survive. Shocking the doctors when he miraculously did survive, his parents knew that God must have a special plan for him. Now, he’s becoming a priest.

Live Action reports:

Kensok’s mother Shari had been hospitalized for one night with kidney stones at 34 weeks pregnant. While she was there, the umbilical cord ruptured, and her baby began losing blood. His heart stopped. It was a miracle that his mother happened to be hospitalized on that very night this emergency occurred.

“The umbilical cord ruptured, and so the blood would have drained from my body in those minutes,” Kensok said in an interview. “I think [my mother] said she noticed blood on the floor. “There was a C-section. I wasn’t breathing, there was blood transfusions, CPR. So, if I wasn’t in the hospital, if I wasn’t there, if she wasn’t there, I wouldn’t be here.”

Now it seems those plans are being revealed. Kensok has been ordained a deacon and is attending a Catholic seminary in Maryland. He is expected to be ordained a priest in the Fargo Catholic Diocese this summer.

“My very first homily at my home parish — St. Leo’s in Casselton — I preached, and I used that line from my dad, God has something big planned for me, and I think this is it,” he said.

 

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Jane
Jane
4 months ago

Beautiful!!!! Praise be to God! A true prolife miracle!! So thankful. Thank you for becoming a priest. We need you. +JMJ+

Metoo
Metoo
4 months ago

We had a priest visit our parish a few years ago. His mother wanted to abort him, but for some reason got interrupted in getting it done. His sermon was beautiful, and I am so glad he became a priest.

elemteacher
elemteacher
4 months ago

Good article to begin a new year. It caught my eye when I read that she had kidney stones while pregnant. I did too. (Definitely not fun.) After giving birth they stopped for a while. Then I had another one–always on the right side. (My little stone-maker kidney) While I was in the hospital for it, my doctor came in to talk to me. Yes, it was a rather large stone, but he said we had some other things to consider. While viewing the x-rays, they determined that there was cancer in the left kidney. I had NO symptoms of anything in my left kidney. Had I not had the stone in the right, the cancer would not have been detected until probably waaaay too late. Our God is a God of details, and there is no such thing as a coincidence. So glad that He’s in charge. I’m sitting at home with Covid right now, and it will end up exactly as it’s supposed to. I have nothing to worry about.
“If God is your co-pilot, you’re sitting in the wrong seat.”