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A grave family illness
« on: March 17, 2005, 05:03:49 AM »
Please would you pray for my sister-in-law Mariana and her fiance Bruno. He had recently been in remission from a cancer which had spread widely but we heard yesterday that it has returned as bad as before. The doctors are still trying to treat him but the prognosis doesn't sound good. They are a very close couple and I know Mariana will be devastated by the news. I wish I could do more for them but all I can do now is pray.

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Re: A grave family illness
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2005, 06:05:05 AM »
Kyrie eleison
"For I am With thee, withersoever thou goest"

Joshua 1:9

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Re: A grave family illness
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2005, 12:10:34 PM »
Prayers for Bruno and Mariana.

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Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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Re: A grave family illness
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2005, 05:41:52 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
Quote from: Fr Alexander Schmemann
The Gospel is quite clear: both saints and sinners love God. "Religious" people do not love him, and whenever they can, they crucify him.

Of course, is not reflective of the Church, but is rather a surreal bubble. I have visited a lot of different parishes around the world and have listened to many hours of AFR...