From Friends of Fertility Care - Philadelphia
The theme for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is "Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive." This was inspired by the words of the early Church Father, St. Irenaeus, who said that "the glory of God is man fully alive." Archbishop Chaput tells us that,"in like manner, the glory of men and women is their capacity to love as God loves. And rarely can that love be lived out more intimately and fruitfully than in the family."
This year Philadelphians are experiencing two blessings - the visit of Pope Frances and the arrival of a new pro-life women's health practice. Dr. Monique Ruberu completed her training at the Pope Paul VI Institute in April and has been offering NaPro Technology and the Creighton Model FertilityCare System at Natural Women's Health, a hospital-based ob/gyn practice located in Meadowbrook.
According to Dr. Ruberu, she was,"a typical ob/gyn just like any of the others that have been trained." She would prescribe contraceptives for family planning and use them to treat women's health issues such as irregular cycles, dysfunctional bleeding and premenstrual syndrome [PMS].
That all changed after she experienced a major spiritual conversion. Dr. Ruberu read the book Unplanned by Abby Johnson in which the author spoke of her conversion to a pro-life leader from a planned parenthood director. A seed was planted by this book. Dr. Ruberu felt the call to offer support and pray outside of an abortion center. She also underwent a personal crisis in her life which was completely healed by the Lord. After its resolution and positive outcome, she decided to show her gratefulness to God by taking the step to pray outside of the 777 Appletree abortion center in Philadelphia in January, 2014.