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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.


  1. Anonymous1:44 PM

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

  2. Ave Maria.

    Deo Volente.

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

  4. Texana2:02 PM

    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.

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

  6. Rorate Caeli,
    More prayers assured!

    God Bless,


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

  8. A Mom2:21 PM


    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.

  9. +JMJ+

    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,


  10. Prayers for her and you.

  11. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Coraggio NC!

    Ave Maria

  12. John Paul The Third2:49 PM

    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

  13. 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

  14. 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.


  15. You're both in our prayers, New Catholic.

  16. Tradical3:26 PM

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

  17. Dear NC,

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

  18. Don M3:45 PM

    You are in my family`s prayers.

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

    God bless.

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

    God bless!

  21. Occasional Reader4:01 PM

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

  22. My Rosary for your mother
    Aigusto Padilla

  23. Your mom is in my prayers!

  24. Benedicta4:40 PM

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

  25. Anon SJ4:49 PM

    Prayers and Mass for your mother.

  26. MarkA5:17 PM

    My Rosary intentions today for your mother and you.

  27. Prayers for her, friend.

  28. Sidney Jude6:19 PM

    I am happy to pray for you and your mother.

  29. Westminster Catholic6:31 PM

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

  30. 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.

  31. Matthew Cullinan Hoffman6:52 PM

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

  32. mother of 67:02 PM

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

  33. I will say Mass for your mother.

  34. Praying for you & your mom.

  35. Thank you all, very kind of you.

    Dear Fr. Sancrucensis, you are wonderful!!!

  36. Susan8:11 PM

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

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

    OF THE

    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.

  38. We will remember you and your mother at vespers.

  39. Lynda8:49 PM

    With you in spirit. Will pray more.

  40. I will be praying for her. God Bless.

  41. scary goat9:39 PM

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

  42. Anonymous10:49 PM

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

  43. Gregorian Mass11:39 PM

    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.

  44. James Ignatius McAuley1:32 AM

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

    May God Bless you all.

  45. Dear NC:

    Pray to St. Philomena!

  46. Praying for your mother and for all your family.

  47. 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.)

  48. Anonymous3:55 AM

    Praying for you and your mother.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.


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