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.