Rorate Caeli

Personal prayer request: another turn for the worse

Once again I try your patience: after what seemed like days of improvement, my dear mother MJ has had another turn for the worse. Please, please, keep her in your prayers; and, if you are a priest, please remember her with special attention, if possible.


Anonymous said...

Of course. I will remember her and your intentions in five minutes at Holy Mass.

Dan Hunter said...

Ave Maria.

Deo Volente.

Wormwood said...

Be assured of my humble prayers for your mother... and you.

Texana said...

Dear NC,
Asking for prayer is not trying our patience--it is the ultimate gift of sharing our Faith through the power of prayer!
Might I add that we need prayers for a dear friend Evelyn fighting pneumonia in both lungs. She has given us so much through books, articles, holy cards, and tales of her life with SSPX and FSSP parishes. Mother of 12 and the epitome of a strong Catholic woman, she is a treasure!
God bless you and your mother in a very special way today.

Rae said...

I just offered three Hail Marys... All best wishes for her swift recovery! Please do keep us updated.


Rorate Caeli,
More prayers assured!

God Bless,


Eugene said...

Prayers going up for your mother. And for you, my friend!

A Mom said...


The love you have for your dear mother is so beautiful, and I thank you for sharing it with us even though it is very difficult.

May God grant you peace.

JM said...

will pray.

Louis AMDG said...


Dear friend,

I have prayed a decade of the Rosary for your mother and for yourself.

Whatever happens, always remember that we daily pray the following "fiat voluntas tuas, sicut in Caelo et in terra".

God almighty has His ways to which we can only say "serviam"...the key to the greatest Joy of them all.

Yours in Christ,


thetimman said...

Prayers for her and you.

Anonymous said...

Coraggio NC!

Ave Maria

John Paul The Third said...

I'm always not being a good child to my own troubled parent for all of this time. It is made me don't know until now;what is the real meaning of parenthood.
However,for your mother, in my unworthy prayer, I could only look at our Blessed Virgin Mary;the Mother of Christ,to ask from her to intercede. Hopefully the Lord God will be the strength of your mother and also you,NC.

John Paul The Third

PreVat2 said...

New Catholic,
I will keep your mother in our prayers and in our nightly Rosary.

My mother is herself battling pancreatic cancer.

God bless & Semper Fidelis

Alexander adulescens said...

I shall pray for her, vile sinner for certain though I am.

But remember brother the words of the apostle - Dissolvi me melius est et cum Christo manere. Melius et non peius.

It is good to fall asleep in Christ.


Uncle Claibourne said...

You're both in our prayers, New Catholic.

Tradical said...

Praying for your sick Mother is an honour and not a tax upon a one's patience!

JAK said...

Dear NC,

My prayers for your mother and all the best to you both.

Don M said...

You are in my family`s prayers.

Dorothy B said...

I will continue to keep your mother in my prayers; also you and all her loved ones.

God bless.

Matt said...

Ardent prayers united with today's Mass and the Rosary!!

God bless!

Occasional Reader said...

Prayers for your mother and all mothers who are ill at this time.

augusto padilla said...

My Rosary for your mother
Aigusto Padilla

Edward said...

Your mom is in my prayers!

Benedicta said...

Soyez certain que je prie pour votre maman ainsi que pour vous.

Anon SJ said...

Prayers and Mass for your mother.

MarkA said...

My Rosary intentions today for your mother and you.

Badger Catholic said...

Prayers for her, friend.

Sidney Jude said...

I am happy to pray for you and your mother.

Westminster Catholic said...

I pray that the Lord, through the intercession of St Pio, will restore her health and protect her entire being: body and soul.

RipK said...

Omnipotent and Eternal God,
the everlasting Salvation of those who believe,
hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant [NC's mother] for whom we beg the aid of Thy pitying mercy, that, with her bodily health restored, she may give thanks to Thee in Thy church.
Through Christ our Lord. + Amen.

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman said...

May God bless your mother and you during this trying time. You are both in my prayers.

mother of 6 said...

God bless you and your mother. We will surely keep her in our prayers.

Sancrucensis said...

I will say Mass for your mother.

a said...

Praying for you & your mom.

New Catholic said...

Thank you all, very kind of you.

Dear Fr. Sancrucensis, you are wonderful!!!

Susan said...

You and your mother are in my prayers, N.C. God bless you and keep you both in the palm of His hand.

Long-Skirts said...

I am praying to the Blessed Mother for your, sweet, Mother that she will reach Our Lord through her!


Through the Gate O'Morn
He came
In a stable born

Where St. Joseph
Held her hand
Both so tired and worn.

Patient donkey
Just outside
Munching on some corn

Saw the love
St. Joseph had
To Mary he was sworn.

Saw St. Joseph's
Furrowed brow
Knowing future scorn

Saw St. Joseph
In the now
Fighting 'gainst forlorn.

Then the donkey
Heard with joy
The herald of a horn

Angel Gabriel
Announcing wide
History's curtain torn!

Then St. Joseph
Walking by
Some fleecy, sheep some shorn

Behind this wife,
He'd reach new life
Through Mary of the Morn.

St. Corbinian's Bear said...

We will remember you and your mother at vespers.

Lynda said...

With you in spirit. Will pray more.

NBW said...

I will be praying for her. God Bless.

scary goat said...

Just said prayers for your mother NC. Be patient and trust in God.

Anonymous said...

Prayers from the UK for your Mum...we'll remember her and you in our nightly Rosary.

Gregorian Mass said...

All is in GOD's hands and I am sure your immense Faith will guide you through this most difficult period. Prayers for you, Mother and family.

James Ignatius McAuley said...

Offering up the office and my personal crosses for your mom.

May God Bless you all.

Lily said...

Dear NC:

Pray to St. Philomena!

Fr Seán Coyle said...

Praying for your mother and for all your family.

Mar said...

Praying for your mother and you.

Ave, maris stella,
Dei mater alma,
atque semper virgo,
felix cœli porta.

Sumens illud «Ave»
Gabrielis ore,
funda nos in pace,
mutans Evæ nomen.

Solve vincla reis,
profer lumen cæcis,
mala nostra pelle,
bona cuncta posce.

Monstra te esse matrem,
sumat per te precem
qui pro nobis natus
tulit esse tuus.

Virgo singularis,
inter omnes mitis,
nos culpis solutos
mites fac et castos.

Vitam præsta puram,
iter para tutum,
ut videntes Jesum
semper collætemur.

Sit laus Deo Patri,
summo Christo decus,
Spiritui Sancto
honor, tribus unus. Amen

(The Ave Maris Stella finds particular prominence in the "Way of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary" by Saint Louis de Montfort.)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your mother.

Pastor in Valle said...

I'm certainly praying for her and you, too. This is a horrible time for you, but I dare say that it is something that comes to us all. And yet to each of us it is a unique event. Trust in God and in our Blessed Lady.

Jan said...

Certainly praying for your mother and for you. As others have said, never hesitate to ask. And I will pray for the other sick mother mentioned here too.

When St Teresa of Lisieux was very ill as a young child her father had a novena of Masses offered in honour of Our Lady of Victories, for Therese to be cured and of course he was answered. I had a serious personal difficulty that I thought could not be resolved and so had a novena of Masses offered in honour of Our Lady of Victories and was answered very quickly. A very powerful novena indeed. God bless.