I had someone quiz me on the faith this past weekend and I have never heard this one before so thought this group would be the place to go to get the answer.
Has anyone ever heard that a women who has 13 or more children gets a free ticket to sainthood? Honestly, this guy was serious. He grew up Catholic (is no longer) in a very large family and they were always taught that a women who had a large family (in that time I guess 13 was the magic number) is an automatic saint. I have never heard this before ,never read this before, so I was pretty dumbfounded but didn’t want to say “no.” I just said I would try to find out.
And since we were talking about that—what about the mother of a priest? Have you ever heard that the mother of a priest will automatically go to heaven? Are these old teachings? I have never heard them before.
Thanks for any help you can throw my way.