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, I’m requesting prayers for tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept 19. I will be in Towson Circuit court for an all day trial with the hope that I will be able to gain full sole legal custody of my boys. This has very much been a spiritual battle as well as a legal one. Please pray for God’s will to be done and for my own ability to articulate my cause and evidence, my patience and my ultimate acceptance.
Sisters and brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister, Mimi Cox Owens, is requesting prayers for her son and his friends as they cope with the fact that the latest mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida was perpetrated by their childhood friend. Let us also pray for the souls of those who lost their lives as well as for the recovery of those injured. Pax et Bonum, Ed.
Sisters and brothers in Francis and Clare, our brother, Harry Ford, OFS is asking for prayers for the repose of the soul of his Aunt-In-Law, Ms. Teruko Maquire, who passed away Thursday after a long illness. Please keep the Ford family in your prayers, especially during this difficult time.
Sisters and brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister, Charlie Heyden, OFS is requesting prayers for her upcoming surgery for a detached retina. Please keep Charlie in your daily prayers for a quick recovery.
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, please keep in your prayers our sister, Karan Bevers, OFS who is suffering from health issues.
Sisters and brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister, Barbara Levasseur, OFS is requesting prayers for Sara, a young daughter of a friend. Sarah had a terrible fall and landed on the concrete on her face. She is presently at Carroll County Hospital.
Sisters and brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister, Claudette Lucas, OFS, is requesting your prayers. Could you please email the fraternity in a call for prayers for my daughter in law’s mom and also a special friend of ours. Her name is Suzanne. She is in an ICU in Daytona Florida on a ventilator with a feeding tube as she battles a sepsis blood infection from an unknown source. It happened very suddenly the day before yesterday. It has been very harsh on her liver and kidneys. Please pray that she recovers from this brutal infection and that she is able to return to our mutual grandchildren according to God’s holy will. Thank you. Claudette
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare,
Our sister, Karan Bevers, OFS, is requesting prayers for baby Gabriela, the baby of this year’s needy family.
Prayer Requests for baby Gabriela, her brother Elian, their mommy Yedaris, and their daddy Luis. Last night, Gabriela had a fever and Yedaris had to take her to a Hospital’s Emergency Room because they still have not received medical coverage. This afternoon, Yedaris texted me the following message:
Yesterday, I am sure our mother, Mary of Guadalupe, received all our prayers for Gabriela and healed her because she has been well today. I am thankful for her intercession and everyone’s prayers. I made a rosary to thank her.
Sisters and Brothers in Francis and Clare,
Our sister, Lita Maisel, OFS, is requesting prayers for her brother, Bill Parr who suffered a brain stem aneurysm earlier today. Please keep Lita and her family in your daily prayers.
Sisters and brothers in Francis and Clare, our sister, Susan Suprock, OFS is requesting prayers. Susan is scheduled for cancer surgery tomorrow (Thursday). Please keep Susan, the doctors, and staff in your prayers for a successful surgery for our sister Susan.
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.