Denver, Colo., Jun 30, 2013 / 15:22 pm
A 22-year-old single mom who chose life during an unplanned pregnancy says that she has found "purpose and love" in the joys and trials of motherhood.
"Being a mom is definitely the road to sainthood for me; it requires total self-sacrifice, but dying to oneself through motherhood has only brought me closer to Christ," Raquel Kato told CNA in a recent interview.
Kato's story spread on the internet last year, after she experienced God's unconditional love in a powerful and life-changing way.
When her 21st birthday led to an unplanned pregnancy, she felt terrified and alone as a single college student. Keeping her pregnancy a secret, she scheduled an abortion, even though she knew in her heart that it was wrong.