Thank you again, dear friends, for your prayers regarding my mom's scan. The scan showed that the tumors are still there, but are smaller. She is scheduled for surgery on May 22 -- the feast of St. Rita. :) It will involve a long hospital stay, 7-14 days.
St. Rita, Bl. Solanus Casey, and St. John Henry Newman, pray for us!
O God, I adore You. I give myself to You. May I be the person You
want me to be, and may Your will be done in my life today.
I thank You for the gifts You gave to Blessed Solanus. If it is Your
will, grant the canonization of Blessed Solanus so that others may
imitate and carry on his love for all the poor and suffering of our
As he joyfully accepted Your divine plans, I ask You, according to
Your will, to hear my prayer for Our Lady's intentions for Rose Grimm,
especially that if it be Your will she be speedily, completely healed,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
"Blessed be God in all His designs."
*Prayer through the intercession of Bl. John Henry Newman
Let us pray.
O God our Father, You granted to Your servant Blessed John Henry
Newman wonderful gifts of nature and of grace, that he should be a
spiritual guide in the darkness of this world, an eloquent herald of
the gospel, and a devoted servant of the one Church of Christ. For his
insight into the mysteries of the Kingdom, his zealous defense of the
teachings of the Church, and his priestly love for all your children,
we pray that he may soon be numbered among the canonized saints, and
that You grant, through his intercession, all Our Lady's intentions
for Rose Grimm, especially a speedy and complete cure, if that be Your
holy will. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and
reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and
*Prayer thorugh the intercession of St. Rita
Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, you were humble, pure and patient. Your pleadings with your divine Spouse are irresistible, so please obtain for me from our risen Jesus the request I make of you: for all Our Lady's intentions for Rose Grimm, especially, if it be God's will, her speedy and complete cure. Be kind to me for the greater glory of God, and I shall honor you and sing your praises forever. Glorious St. Rita, you miraculously participated in the sorrowful passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Obtain for me now the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen.
Please pray for Don Montoya who is being treated for cancer. Please also remember Tere and her family in your prayers.Read more
From Jean Smith,
As most of you have heard, my sister Carol passed away on September 6. She was initially admitted to St. John's in Oxnard with a diagnosis of pneumonia in mid-August. He neck was swelling and sores appeared on her chest. Her oncologist was on vacation and not much treatment was happening beyond antibiotics and extra oxygen, so after a week there my sister Beth began to advocate for her and to ask for further testing. Her specialist at City of Hope began to communicate directly with St. John's staff, and on September 1 she was moved...Read more
Please pray for a local boy, Davis Tate, who has suffered extensive injuries from a 30 foot fall in Canada last week. He had surgery and doctors are hopeful he may be able to walk again in a year. May God wrap his healing arms around Davis and give his parent strength and courage during this difficult time.Read more
I have just received the news that Eillen Atkinson has cancer and is in need of our prayers. This news is very new and we do not have any more details at this time. The family, Cel Hickok et al, has asked that Eileen not be disturbed.
The prayer line will be updated with any and all new information.
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