My grandmother's brother to the far right making me proud...the coolest guy in the family to me who I hope to be just like when I grow up. Amidst a family of uneducated, broke Mexicans, he acquired a PhD and became a nuclear scientist, inspiring me to believe that I can be whatever I want to be when I grow up. He's also a convert to Greek Orthodoxy, having converted against the wishes of his family, kinda foreshadowing what I would go on to do.
I'm very bummed that he's going to be dying in a few months
Lord have mercy.
Did he come into contact with radioactivity in his experiments?
I don't know, possibly; he has stage 4 cancer and had to have his stomach removed. I wouldn't be surprised if he did. He's only like 62 years old.
Lord have mercy. 62 is quite young.
We have a Greek Orthodox shrine to St. Nectarios here in West Covina, California. They can send oil. Many miracles involving cancer have occurred. I also venerated the rib of St. Nectarios. I had cancer and I have been in remission since 2000.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.