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, 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 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.