Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, My 27-year-old son (Sam) has multiple medical conditions first he has a rare form of Lymphoma (Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (which mainly attaches the skin)) that is pretty much under control at this point. On top of that he has been diagnosed as having a Pituitary Gland Disorder which is seriously impacting all of his hormone levels (they are all very low) making him very weak, tired, anxious, emotional, lower his immunities among other things. He is scheduled Thursday for a Brain MRI of the Pituitary Gland to determine if the disorder is being caused by a tumor. Doctor is pretty sure that is what it is, but the MRI will tell us for sure. If it is he will most likely need brain surgery to remove the tumor. With all of his other symptoms he has terrible migraines which is making the doctors think that it might very well be a tumor. If not, other treatments will be looked at. In addition to all that he has had a cold for 4 weeks now which has led to an upper repository infection plus a sinus and ear infection which he is starting to feel better from. Please keep him in your prayers as we continue to get answers and work toward a cure. Blessing, Will Potter (January 20, 2020).
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, Please pray for Jason Easterday, a 44 year old, who is my daughter in law’s cousin. He was diagnosed with cancer of the eye a couple years ago and his eye had to be removed. He just received a diagnosis of liver cancer. They are staging the cancer at this time. Please pray that this cancer is in the early stages and that healing intervention will allow remission to occur. Thank you. Claudette Lucas (January 18, 2020).
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, May I ask your fervent prayers for our sister, Joan Babin. She is undergoing chemotherapy treatments that are very debilitating and the side effects are preventing her from her Profession scheduled in February. She is a joy to speak with as she sounds strong, optimistic and accepting of God’s will. At this point she has assured me that she is not in need of assistance (meals, transport, etc) as her daughter is very supportive. She does, however, ask for our prayers and said “they are the only things that will help”. She welcomes calls and cards and our love!. Geri. (January 16, 2020).
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister, Claudette, requests prayers for her son. Please pray for my youngest son, Christopher, father of five, who has had two failed surgeries on his sinuses—one in March and one in July of last year. He has had multiple sinus infections since. He is currently experiencing a great deal of pain and is on high dose steroids to overcome what is happening. The ENT doctor doesn’t know at this point. Please pray that he will be healed by medicine or miracle. Thank you very much. Claudette Lucas. (January 10, 2020).
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our brother, Ed Burgee, OFS, is requesting prayers for the people and animals in Australia who are currently suffering from the massive wildfires. Also, please keep the firefighters and first responders in your prayers.
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister Sherry’s sister, Karolyne, passed away at 4:30 PM today. Please pray for God’s mercy on the soul of Karolyne. Please also pray for her children and their families. (Posted on January 4, 2020).
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister Gail Bunyan has been sick since Christmas with what she thought was the flu, but was having so much difficulty breathing. She is now in the hospital, diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia. She is contagious & not allowed to have visitors currently. Please pray for Gail. Jesus and our Holy Mother will help her to endure the hardship and show mercy on her. (Posted on January 1, 2020).
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, please continuously pray for our sister Karan’s mother Joan and sister Michelle, and also for Karan. Her mother has been battling cancer and has been admitted to Hospice. Her sister, who cared for her mother, has suffered a severe stroke causing her to be completely disabled. Her sister is now in a nursing home. Karan, too, needs much prayer support as the anxiety and worry about these most important family members weigh heavily on her shoulders. (Posted on December 13, 2019).
Your prayers have been requested by our sister, Karan Bevers OFS. She has just learned that her sister, Michelle, has been hospitalized in Texas after suffering a stroke. She has been caring for Karan’s mother who is battling stage 4 lung cancer. Many prayers please! Please remember that Karan asked prayers months ago for her mom, Joan, who has been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Please remember Michelle and Joan in your daily prayers. (Posted on September 28, 2019)
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister, Sherry Lewis OFS, fell on Monday, and fractured facial bone and sustained a concussion. She is in hospital. Please pray for Sherry for the love and mercy from the Lord. She will bravely endure this suffering in this Holy season. (Posted on December 4, 2019).
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, Deanna OFS updated that Kristen stabilized and was able to come home for a few days before her symptoms returned. Kristen is a young woman and newly engaged in September. Please continuously pray for Kristen that the Lord will calm her mind and heal her from this terrible affliction. (Posted on November 27, 2019).
Our sister Deanna OFS is requesting prayers for Kristen OFS who is suffering with Bipolar one. Kristen is a Secular Franciscan in other Fraternity. Please pray for Kristen that the Lord may show mercy to strengthen her and free her from the illness. (Posted on November 6, 2019)
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, Anita passed away past weekend. Eileen OFS is grateful for all of our prayers and said Anita died peacefully and that Eileen knows she is now with Our Lord and our Heavenly Queen. Please continuously pray for soul of Anita, a beloved niece of our sister Eileen. (Posted on November 27, 2019).
Our sister Eileen OFS is requesting prayers for her niece Anita who is suffering from cancer. Anita was diagnosed with stage 4 liver and colon cancer months ago. Please pray for Anita that Jesus and Mary be with Anita granting her healing and strengthening her. (Posted on November 6, 2019)
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister Joanne Patton OFS is requesting prayers for her successful surgery. Joanne is having rotator cuff surgery at 7:30 am tomorrow (Monday) morning. Please pray for Joanne that our Jesus and Mary will be present with her during the surgery and help her to recover quickly from the surgery. (Posted on October 27, 2019)
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister Barbara Levasseur OFS broke her hip. She will have surgery on Monday evening. Please pray for Barbara for the successful surgery and quick recovery. Hearing our prayers, the Lord may strengthen her to overcome the difficulties. (Updated on October 2, 2109)
Our sister Barbara Levasseur OFS fell and is in the hospital evaluating her injuries, perhaps a broken hip or other injuries. Please keep Barbara in your prayers for a quick recovery. (Posted on September 30, 2019)
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister Beverly Edwards OFS requests our prayer for both of her children.
- Tess, age 25, is having surgery today for acute endometriosis. She had surgery last year, and it did not help. Her symptoms have been severe and affecting her ability to work. She now has an expert in the field who has taken on her case and is performing the surgery. Please pray that he is able to find the problems and address them.
- Luke, age 20, has been suffering from major clinical depression for years, and nothing has seemed to help. He has had medication and therapy for years. We are going to try a different kind of treatment next week. Please pray that this new option will provide him the relief he so deserves.
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister and brother France OFS and Jean-Louis Staudenmann request our prayers for their daughter, Anne Marie, who will have a serious surgery on September 19. Please pray with all heart to the Lord and our Mother Mary for Anne Marie for the successful surgery and her quick recovery. (Posted on September 13, 2019)
Sisters and Brothers, my daughter-in-law is requesting prayers for my grandson, Ollie, and his parents. Ollie, who turns 5 on September 4th, will be having his tonsils removed. Though a routine procedure Ollie is usually kept overnight for at least one night due to his past medical history. Ollie loves ice cream and will certainly get his fill very soon. Thanks Ed Burgee.
Sisters and Brothers, Last night my brother-in-law, Don Allen, had what the hospital thought was a mild heart attack. My sister just called and said actually it was more serious than they thought, and he is being transported to York Hospital for assessment. The doctors are looking at either a triple by-pass or open-heart surgery. I would appreciate your remembrance of him in prayer that all will go well, and he will heal quickly. This is his 3rd heart attack. He just turned 60 two weeks ago. Thank you kindly for your prayers. Eileen M. Peregoy, OFS
Holy Spirit, as you inspired St. Francis to become the instrument of Your Peace by seeking out the Sultan, so now together with St. Francis we ask You to convert the hearts of all who are involved in or support ISIS. That they become people of True Prayer, that though their True Prayer they become people of True Love that will lead them to True Peace. The Peace that is beyond all understanding, the Peace that Society cannot give.
St. Francis… Pray for us
Mary, Queen of Peace… Pray for us
Life can be hard and, at times, we can feel overwhelmed and even alone. Part of belonging to a community of faith means having people, even people we don’t know, love and care about us. These are our sisters and brothers in faith and they are here to help each of us. One way they do this is by praying for us. Did you know there is an Archdiocesan Prayer Ministry made up of a diverse group of Catholic women and men waiting to lift our burdens before the Lord through prayer and to stand with us as we go through the trials of life?
About the Archdiocesan Prayer Ministry:
The Archdiocesan Prayer Ministry is made up of Catholics from throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore who are committed to prayer and to living the call to, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
The Prayer Ministry is comprised of men and women, young and old, religious and lay, from every ethnic and cultural background representing the great diversity of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. They pray as individuals and as a group in homes, parishes and meeting spaces throughout our Archdiocese. Like you, these pray-ers are people who have suffered the same hurts, fears, pains, sickness, loss and everyday burdens.
After your prayer request is received, it is forwarded to the Prayer Ministry by the Archdiocese’s Outreach Coordinator. The prayer ministers will stand with you in prayer for God’s mercy, love, and compassion.