Disney Star David Henrie Reveals Pope Francis Predicted Rainbow Baby’s Birth: “He Told Me Not To Worry”

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This is such a beautiful and tear-jerking story!

Former Disney Star David Henrie and wife Maria announced the birth of their first child, Pia Philomena Francesca Henrie, on Tuesday.

David revealed a miraculous story behind his and Maria’s photo with Pope Francis. The couple, who married in 2017, have suffered three miscarriages. (Which makes baby Pia a rainbow baby.)

He also explains his beautiful newborn’s very Catholic name!

Read the miraculous story below:

“Today is a particularly special day for Maria and I… and it’s special because in order to get to where we are today, with the joy of our newborn in our arms, my wife and I went through trials.

“I felt compelled to share this because I had no clue just how difficult trying to start a family could be.

“See, Pia Philomena Francesca Henrie has brothers and sisters… Maria and I suffered three miscarriages before finally being able to carry Pia to full term.

“While it was insanely difficult recovering from miscarriage after miscarriage, we knew if we were ever going to be able to hold a baby of our own in our arms that we must not let the tragedy affect our marriage, but rather grow closer together!

“We stayed faithful to that conviction and had a little help from @franciscus.

“The reason Pia’s middle name is Francesca is because I personally asked Pope Francis to pray for Maria and I to have a baby.

“He took our hands, held them together, said a special blessing, then looked up and told me not to worry–that a baby would be coming – that was pretty much exactly nine months ago.

“For all those who are struggling, pray, hope, and don’t worry!! Always.”

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Today is a particularly special day for Maria and I… and it’s special because in order to get to where we are today, with the joy of our newborn in our arms, my wife and I went through trials. I felt compelled to share this because I had no clue just how difficult trying to start a family could be. See, Pia Philomena Francesca Henrie has brothers and sisters… Maria and I suffered three miscarriages before finally being able to carry Pia to full term. While it was insanely difficult recovering from miscarriage after miscarriage, we knew if we were ever going to be able to hold a baby of our own in our arms that we must not let the tragedy affect our marriage, but rather grow closer together! We stayed faithful to that conviction and had a little help from @franciscus. The reason Pia’s middle name is Francesca is because I personally asked pope Francis to pray for Maria and I to have a baby. He took our hands, held them together, said a special blessing, then looked up and told me not to worry that a baby would be coming – that was pretty much exactly nine months ago. For all those who are struggling #pray #hope and #dontworry !! Always.

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Here’s some more photos of baby Pia:

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Even though Henrie did not blatantly say it, it is obvious he and his wife named baby Pia after St. Pio of Pietrelcina. One of St. Padre Pio’s most famous quotes is, “Pray, hope and don’t worry.”

How beautiful!

St. Padre Pio, please pray for all expectant mothers!

[See also: Hope in the Midst of Trial: Carrie Underwood Suffered Three Miscarriages & Persevered in Prayer

[See also: For My Child Who Was Never Born]