UPDATE: Fr. Reginald Foster

Fr. Reginald Foster, famous American Carmelite Latinist who works for the Holy See, is still in the hospital, but he is doing much better.  He has visitors who write with the latest news and they sound positive.

Fr. Foster was told about your prayers and, as one source reports,he "indicated his opinion of the Internet (eyes rolling and humorous exasperation quite plain)".  Furthermore,

I told him many people all over the world were praying for him, many in Latin and some even in Hebrew and he indicated that he was honored, joking how the prayers were obviously better because of the ancient languages.

 

Will you continue to say prayers for him?   Those who read the blog and visit him are sure to mention that you are storming heaven for his recovery.

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7 Responses to UPDATE: Fr. Reginald Foster

  1. What I have received so far:

    • 10 Memorares
    • 1 Rosary –
    • Daily 3 Our Fathers 3 Hail Marys for this next week
    • I pledge to say the Office of Morning Prayer this week for Father Reginald Foster. He sounds just like the sort of professor I’d have liked to have if I’d realized in University that I wanted to study Latin.
    • A novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus.
    • A novena of holy hours.
    • I’ll be offering Mass tomorrow for Fr Foster’s health & well-being tomorrow.
    • whole novena of grace to SFX for Fr Foster.
    • I am a Secular Discalced Carmelite..I will remember Fr Foster in my Daily Office and Rosary, and at Mass tomorrow (Monday).
    • I will offer the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary for Fr Foster this evening.
    • I shall offer Compline and a rosary for Fr. Foster.
    • 5 decades of the Rosary prayed with my family.
    • Besides the quick immediate prayer just now, I will make one Our Father, three Aves and a Glory Be on arthritic knees, as soon I hit the submit button. Also, I will put him on my morning Rosary and all my morning prayers.
    • XX Orationes Dominicae (Latine)
    • Add a set of glorious mysteries of the rosary.
    • I will offer this week’s Masses and LOTH for Fr Foster.
    • The novena of grace prayer to St Francis Xavier has been said for Fr Foster
    • I pledge a rosary, Spiritual Communion, and all migraines and suffering from my brain tumor on Jan 19 for the good Father.
    • offer the next three Masses I attend for him.

  2. More:

    • I will offer the offices of Compline (Sunday Night) and Morning Prayer (Monday Morning) for Fr. Foster along praying for him at Mass on Monday.
    • I will pray a rosary for Fr. Foster, daily–keep us posted.
    • I am a Secular Carmelite, so I have a special soft spot for all in the Carmelite family.
    • I’ll be asking the intercession of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila as well.
    • Beseeching the intercession of Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified, and many other prayers.
    • I will offer a rosary for Fr. Foster. I have never met him; only heard him on Vatican Radio (The Latin Lover) many times.
    • My family will offer 2 Memorarae each day X 5 for a total of 25 this week.
    • I’m praying for Fr. Reginald Foster.
    • I’ll remember him at Compline tonight and at Mass tomorrow morning, and in my Rosary tomorrow.

  3. More:

    • I pledge a rosary, Spiritual Communion, and all migraines and suffering from my brain tumor on Jan 19 for the good Father.
    • offer the next three Masses I attend for him.
    • I am not a Catholic, but as Reggie is very dear to me, I would like to contribute at leas symbolically to your “spiritual bouquet.” I hope you will accept a “Mi Sheberakh,” even if it is not from the liturgy you were expecting
    • I will offer my (almost) daily office for the next week, as well as the masses that I attend this week for Fr. Foster
    • I met him once briefly in Rome but never took any of his very fine Latin courses. I will be offering Mass for him tomorrow (Jan. 20th), a very Roman feastday (Ss. Fabian and Sebastian).
    • Rosary , now.
    • A rosary for him every day this week.
    • I will offer the Holy Rosary today for Fr. Foster.
    • I have just prayed a Memorare and Alma Redemptoris Mater in Fr. Foster’s intention. I pledge: To pray for Fr. Foster while attending Mass tomorrow; To recite the Pater Noster, Ave Maria and Salve Regina daily in his intention this week; To pray five decades of the Rosary tonight for him.
    • I will offer the Sorrowful Mysteries for Fr. Foster this morning and I will remember him today at noon Mass.

  4. More:

    • Secular Carmelite here…..Fr. Foster has my Mass intention this morning, OOR, Lauds, Vespers.
    • I am converting in April and did not know what a Spiritual Bouquet was, so I did not reply right away. After reading your comments, I understand now. I will pray the Our Father for him each day this week.
    • Rosary & daily Mass for 4 days.
    • I will make a point of saying sext for Fr. Foster every day this week.
    • I pledge my evening prayer and night prayer this evening (Sunday) for him
    • Our Father and Hail Mary already said. A Rosary on arriving home tonight.
    •I am eager to add prayer and sacrifice for the spiritual bouquet for Fr. Reginald Foster. I remember him well from my years at NAC [1984-89] in the various “Latin experiences” I had with him at the Greg. I will offer Mass and my holy hour for him.

  5. More:

    • Father, thank you so much for the notice – we will all be keeping Father Reggie in our formal and personal prayers. – The Nuns of Port Tobacco Carmel
    • I will say a Pater, Ave et Gloria, for Reggie tonight, and will have a mass said tomorrow.
    • I will offer my Divine Office for Fr. Foster on the Feast of Ss. Fabian and Sebastian. I never have had the experience of having Father as a professor, though several of my own prof’s and mentors have.
    • I will pray a Rosary daily for a week for his recovery and also have a priest friend of mine celebrate a Holy Mass for him.
    •This jewish alumnus of the aestiva will say a “mi she-berach”, too, and translate it into Latin.

  6. More:

    • I will include Fr. Foster in my daily prayers. I will also ask the intercession of the Venerable John Henry Newman.
    • I will offer the Divine Mercy chaplet for him now, and try to perform my duties for my family humbly and cheerfully for the remainder of the day for the love of God and the well-being of Fr. Foster.
    • I pledge to pray a diving mercy chaplet for Fr. Reggie and will include him in our family’s nightly prayers.
    • I am a priest of the Episcopal Church. My daughter was a student of Fr. Reggie’s for two summers, and he offered a spirited reading of a poem by Catullus at her wedding in May of 2007. I had the pleasure of spending a day with him while we were in Rome for the wedding, and heard a lot about him from my daughter.
    • I will offer the Holy Eucharist (Episcopal rite) to the Glory of God, and with intercession for his recover and well-being on Wednesday, January 21, and I will add him to the Prayers of the People of my congregation.
    • One Our Father and One Hail Mary and One Glory Be each day and add him to my Mass Intentions for the return of his very good health. I have forwarded this information to my cousin who is a priest in Michigan to add to his Mass Intentions. Also to a friend of mine, who has a brother who is a priest. I also put Fr. Reggie on the National Divine Mercy Prayer Chain as well as the National Holy Love Prayer Chain.
    • Please add my remembrance at Office and daily Mass this week!
    • I pledge to say a chaplet every day this week that Fr. Foster may be particularly aware of Our Lord’s presence during this time, and (if it be God’s will) that he be returned to health, invoking the special intercession of St. Thomas More.
    • 10 Memories this evening for Fr. Foster.

  7. More:

    • I will include Fr. Foster in my daily prayers. I will also ask the intercession of the Venerable John Henry Newman.
    • I will offer the Divine Mercy chaplet for him now, and try to perform my duties for my family humbly and cheerfully for the remainder of the day for the love of God and the well-being of Fr. Foster.
    • I pledge to pray a diving mercy chaplet for Fr. Reggie and will include him in our family’s nightly prayers.
    • I am a priest of the Episcopal Church. My daughter was a student of Fr. Reggie’s for two summers, and he offered a spirited reading of a poem by Catullus at her wedding in May of 2007. I had the pleasure of spending a day with him while we were in Rome for the wedding, and heard a lot about him from my daughter.
    • I will offer the Holy Eucharist (Episcopal rite) to the Glory of God, and with intercession for his recover and well-being on Wednesday, January 21, and I will add him to the Prayers of the People of my congregation.
    • One Our Father and One Hail Mary and One Glory Be each day and add him to my Mass Intentions for the return of his very good health. I have forwarded this information to my cousin who is a priest in Michigan to add to his Mass Intentions. Also to a friend of mine, who has a brother who is a priest. I also put Fr. Reggie on the National Divine Mercy Prayer Chain as well as the National Holy Love Prayer Chain.
    • Please add my remembrance at Office and daily Mass this week!
    • I pledge to say a chaplet every day this week that Fr. Foster may be particularly aware of Our Lord’s presence during this time, and (if it be God’s will) that he be returned to health, invoking the special intercession of St. Thomas More.
    • 10 Memories this evening for Fr. Foster.
    • I’ll be offering daily Mass this week for Fr. Foster.
    • I will offer my daily Rosary for him all this week and ask the intercession of all saints whose feast day is this week. I also promise to hit my Latin textbooks this week with extra diligence!
    • Will keep him in my prayers and especially will offer a rosary for his recovery…
    • I am praying a Divine Mercy chaplet novena for him.