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Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« on: July 24, 2007, 08:20:07 AM »
I met Angelo and his family today. Up until last week, Angelo was a healthy, active 84 year old. After visiting a doctor for indigestion, a scan revealed last Thursday that he has advanced Pancreatic Cancer, and a very poor prognosis. Angelo, who is married to a lovely Filipino lady (his second wife) has been estranged from his former wife and two of his three children for 30 years, and they have met again today in the hospital for the first time since the estrangement with many tears, embraces and regrets for wasted years. Angelo, who is baptised an Orthodox Christian, asked me to call a Priest to Confess and Commune him (which he hasn't done for 30 years either). The nearest Priest (an hour's drive away) is unable to drive due to recent eye surgery, so I will be driving out to pick him up tomorrow.
Please pray for Angelo and his family as they try to reconcile in the little time they have left together, and pray for Angelo who has come back to Christ at 84 after 30 years, and pray for me who will be conveying the Precious Body and Blood of Christ in my car tomorrow.
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Re: Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 08:28:31 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant Angelo!
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Re: Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 08:40:22 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 09:49:41 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 01:21:17 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 07:54:27 AM »
The Angels danced for joy today.
Angelo made his Confession, asked forgiveness from each of his family members one at a time, including his ex-wife, and received the Holy Gifts. Today his ex-wife met his current wife for the first time and they had lunch together at a local cafe.
Please remember Fr. Alex in your prayers who kindly came and administered the Sacraments after having cataract surgery only two days ago.
It's been quite a day!
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Re: Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2007, 05:25:20 PM »
That is wonderful news about Angelo and his family.

My prayers for Fr. Alex, as well.  Modern eye surgery has accomplished some wonderful things. (My mother had the surgery years ago and can drive, read, do craft work and more.)

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Re: Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2007, 06:00:38 PM »
My prayers go out to Angelo and his family.

May God give you the stregnth to do His will for this man.

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Re: Prayers for Angelo and his family.
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2007, 01:13:23 AM »
Lord have mercy on your prodigal son Angelo.