Sisters and Brothers, our sister, Mimi Cox-Owens, OFS, is requesting prayers for her brother, Joe Cox. Joe is currently at the ER of University Hospital waiting on the Shock Trauma soft tissue team. He has an infection in his hip and leg and will most likely have surgery today.
Sisters and Brothers, our brother, Ed Burgee, OFS, is requesting prayers: Hello everyone, I have some bad news to share. You may recall a prayer request I made several months ago for my son, Ryan’s nephew, Braydon Brooks. Braydon is 9 years old and was going blind. I am told he is blind now and his sister, Paisley, 8, is also going blind. They were both recently diagnosed with a form of Bratten Disease. This is a neurological condition for which there currently is no cure, symptoms eventually get worse, and it is ultimately fatal. Their vision and behavioral issues fit into the disease description. They are not expected to reach age 20 and some die far younger. This is a true tragedy that has, understandably, effected all concerned. Their family is in need of prayer for strength as well. Nothing short of a miracle is needed at this point to save these children and all others suffering with this disease. As in all things, God’s Will be done.
Sisters and Brothers, our sister, Karan Bevers, is requesting prayers for a young man named Luke who is in Shock Trauma. Luke works for Howard County Recreation and Parks and was severely injured today when a tree fell on him crushing his hips and causing other internal injuries.
Sisters and Brothers, Jim Jewer is requesting our prayers, he fell off of a tow truck and got a concussion and neck nerve damage. Jim is in shock trauma at UMMC and will have an operation on his neck this Wednesday.
Sisters and Brothers, our brother, and fraternity co-founder, Jim Manning, is in a hospice facility in Olney, Maryland. We do not know his level of consciousness at this time, but was told he constantly looks at his ” Franciscan cross “. Please keep Jim and his wife Cathy in your daily prayers.
Sisters and Brothers, our sister, Mary Karth, is requesting prayers for her daughter, Kate. Kate is suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome and other issues that are compounding this condition. Prayers are needed for Kate’s physical and emotional stability as well as prayers for the Peace if Christ to come to all her family.
Sisters and Brothers, please pray for our sister, Claudette Lucas, who is recovering from multiple strains and bruises sustained in a fall suffered in the chapel this past Sunday.
Sisters and Brothers, our brother, Harry Ford, OFS, is requesting prayers for his brother who is having difficulty following back surgery.
Sisters and Brothers, our sister, Karan Bevers, OFS, is requesting prayers for her recovery from a recent fall down the stairs at her home. Fortunately, there were no fractures but much bruising. She is also experiencing an eye condition that is causing blurred vision and headaches. She asks us to pray that she may be healed enough to celebrate her Profession this coming month. Karan is also asking us to pray for our 2017 Christmas family from Puerto Rico. The family asks for prayers for their son, Elian, who has special needs and is not getting the educational support he needs.
Sisters and Brothers, Please offer prayers for my sister in law, Carol, and her family as she undergoes breast cancer surgery this coming Tuesday and also for the surgical team and for her recovery and recuperation after surgery. Claudette Lucas, OFS
Sisters and brothers in Francis and Clare, our brother Ed Burgee, OSF is asking for prayers for his son’s wife, Megan, who is having problems with high pressure in her eyes as well as his son’s nephew, Braedon, who may be going blind at the age of 8 due to a form of retinal palsy he is told. Prayers to St. Lucy would be appreciated as well.
Sisters and brothers in Francis and Clare, Ralph Colavita (Franciscan Associate) is asking prayers for his son, Benjamin who is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Praying that he seeks professional help to break the grip of addiction.
Perpetual Novena to Holy Spirit with the intercession St. Francis for the Conversion of ISIS
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.