ALERT: REQUEST FOR PRAYERS FOR A MIRACULOUS CURE: Joseph – 2 years old

If you don’t pray for miracles, you won’t obtain them.

I have been exchanging some messages with a priest friend.  I had to share them with you in edited form:

A personal favour. Could you please ask prayers for young Joseph. He is a 2 and a half year old boy of friends of mine … and is the 7th of 8 children. Yesterday afternoon it was discovered that Joe has Category 4 Cancer, the worst. Without a miracle, and barring a misdiagnosis, he may not have long to live. He and his mother are at this moment weaving their way back to the US for treatment.

Please ask all your readers to pray for this family, devotees of the older form of the Mass, who are suffering this ordeal and for Joseph’s cure if it be the Lord’s will.

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The poor father has decided to go along with Mum and Dad and Joe and they are at present overnight in ___. Today Joe was sleeping while his Dad was crying along beside him. He awoke, he is 2 and a half, and asked his Dad why he was crying? ‘Don’t you see the two angels standing next to the bed. They are bewdiful’ He said.

They then left and told Joe they would be back, and he told this to his dad. He is 2 and a half, and his father had not recently spoken at all about angels! The prayers seem to be working, let’s keep them up.

They are seeking the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for a miracle cure. Nice. I had thought about it and asked if his mother had thought of asking anyone in particular and she said Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta came to mind.

I will ask the readers to pray to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta to intercede with God for a miracle for this child.  The parents chose Bl. Theresa.

BLOGGERS!  HELP!

Remember, when you pray for a miracle helpful for a cause of a saint, pray to that person with focus.  Don’t just say, “Jesus, Mary and Joseph and all the saints, and St. Patrick, and St. Brigid, and St. Jude and Bl. Teresa and…”.  When you pray for a miracle that might be useful for a cause, be specific and relentless in that specificity.

I write this because when I post these things inevitably someone says “I’ll pray to my favorite St. Cunegonda!”

Pray to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta for a miraculous cure for this child.

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60 Responses to ALERT: REQUEST FOR PRAYERS FOR A MIRACULOUS CURE: Joseph – 2 years old

  1. Philangelus says:

    **prayers** And also, passed along to the Catholic NFP forum for prayers.

    I’d always wondered how we knew for sure that Saint So-and-so had been the one whose intercession should be credited with a particular miracle. There’s no way of knowing how many different saints and individuals prayed for a specific cause.

  2. sugrue says:

    Prayers said through the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta!

  3. Flambeaux says:

    Praying that, if God wills it, this child may be miraculously healed through the intercession of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta.

  4. Guillaume says:

    I will say the Mass tonight for Joseph – at 7 pm french time (I live in Marseille).

    P. Guillaume+

  5. Fr. Basil says:

    Please also tell the parents about the miracle-working Icon of the Theotokos called PANTANASSA (Ruler of all), also called Healer of Cancer.

    The Icon and Akathist is on line.

  6. flyfree432 says:

    Will be praying before the Blessed Sacrament shortly.

  7. Warren says:

    Praying that God, through the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, will restore Joseph to health.

  8. sawdustmick says:

    On it Boss ! Will also remember Joseph tonight at Mass.

  9. The Egyptian says:

    What Warren just said, Blessed Teresa pray for them

    as a father that watched his own 2 year old son die, also pray for the parents, and his family, this is hell on earth for then, pray for the siblings.

    I still remember my 4 year old waiving goodbye through the living room window as the care flight left with his best friend, his little brother, Oh God pray for his family. Pardon, this kind of thing gets to me, I am crying, I know the pain, It’s been 8 years. May God bless them

  10. Ad Abolendam says:

    This struck me with particular force because I have a young son named Joseph. I have prayed for the intercession of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta that this child be restored to health, if it’s in God’s will.

  11. digdigby says:

    Done.

  12. Praying. Mother Teresa, pray for us!

    Re: why — Asking God for a special favor through a specific person’s intercession, and hence also asking God for a special sign of His favor on the idea that a certain person is praying for us in Heaven, is basically asking God to guide His Church. God isn’t shy about such things, when He wants to do it. You notice how not-shy He was, about making clear that Blessed Cardinal Newman’s intercession had been fruitful for that deacon guy’s back, or for that submarine guy from Chile or wherever who desperately asked a lady saint’s help in closing a flooded hatch. Normal miracles can be a lot more equivocal, because we don’t always have to be certain sure about how Providence is working and because of course all the angels and saints are praying for us, without us having to ask.

    So these folks are trying to help their son and help the rest of us get guidance too, which is an awfully kind act of faith. There’s no reason to throw their generosity back in their face by not following their request. God can choose to heal this boy in a clearly miraculous way to proclaim that Mother Teresa is in Heaven; or He could heal the boy in a way that seems more natural or not tied to Blessed Teresa; or He might choose to bring the boy home to Himself instead. The latter two happenings would not constitute any sort of veto; it would just mean God wasn’t moving to proclaim Blessed Teresa at this time.

  13. wanda says:

    Will do, Father Z.

  14. Random Friar says:

    Blessed Mother Teresa will be hearing from me shortly at prayer. God’s will be done.

  15. DebbieInCT says:

    prayers and tears offered, Fr., through the intercession of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta

  16. Robert_H says:

    Done.

  17. Consilio et Impetu says:

    I hope this helps people along interceding to Blessed Teresa.

    Prayer to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.
    Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request and remember to pray for little Joey).
    Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others. Amen.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for us.

    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

  18. Rob Cartusciello says:

    Prayed while holding a crucifix that was in Mother Teresa’s hands.

    May God grant us this favor. In all things, may His will be done.

  19. AnnAsher says:

    My heart offers prayer and shares their grief.

  20. cblanch says:

    On it.

  21. Mike says:

    Going to the Chapel now for some prayer–will do!!

  22. Supertradmum says:

    Blesses Teresa of Calcutta and St. Katharine Drexel, as well as my little sister, Elizabeth, who died today many years ago at one, and is in Heaven, pray for this child and heal him now. Thank you for hearing our prayers.

  23. DavidJ says:

    Prayers via Blessed Teresa on the way!

  24. Brooklyn says:

    Will be praying tonight at the Vigil. Prayers to Blessed Teresa on behalf of Baby Joseph. Sounds to me like this is exactly what she would want, considering all the little babies she held in her arms here on earth.

  25. Margaret says:

    Egyptian, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your fellow parents tremble at the thought of such a thing being visited upon a family…

    Prayers on the way for little Joseph through the intercession of Blessed Teresa.

  26. Joan M says:

    From the http://www.motherteresacause.info/ website.

    Prayer to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

    Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

    Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too,
    may radiate His light and love to others.
    Amen.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me (him, her ).

    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me (him, her).

  27. kelleyb says:

    yes, Father. Will continue to pray for little Joseph’s healing through the intercession of Bless Teresa. I trust you will keep us informed. Thank you

  28. Mariana says:

    And for The Egyptian. I’m so sorry!

  29. Andy Milam says:

    Done….and posted at my blog (click on my name to see)

  30. Ralph says:

    Done.

    The child’s vision of angels reminds me of something that happened to my paternal grandmother when she was dying of bone cancer. She awoke to find my grandfather upset. She told him not to worry. She could see our Lord Jesus at the foot of the bed. She felt that Jesus was there to comfort her. As long as he was at the foot of the bed, she still had more time. Some time later, she informed my grandfather that Jesus had moved to her side and to prepare for her death, which indeed came a short time later.

    I have never fully accepted that what she saw and what happened to her was of divine oragin. The doctors told us it was visions caused by the cancer attacking her brain. But the story of the little boy’s vision makes me wonder if she wasn’t really right all along.

    When my time comes, I hope I have a pair of angels come to lead me home, too.

  31. Reginald Pole says:

    Beseeching Almighty God that through the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta young Joseph may be restored to health.

  32. Vince K says:

    Done, Bl. Mother Teresa, pray for him!

  33. acroat says:

    Done and forwarded to Inland Empire Homeschoolers.

  34. Art says:

    Done!

  35. Alice says:

    Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for Joseph!

    There are tears in my eyes because my own precious little Joey is snuggled up on my chest in my front pack and it hits close to home.

  36. MaryW says:

    Praying that Bl. Mother Teresa intercede for little Joseph. God bless his family and keep them strong throughout this trial. God’s will be done.

  37. vmanning says:

    I am praying.Lord, hear my prayer.I am praying, Virgin Mary, hear my prayer. I am praying, Blessed Teresa hear my prayer.

  38. Liz says:

    Egyptian, I am sorry for the pain of your loss, but your post helped me to pray more fervently for all involved. I can’t imagine such pain. Thank you for speaking up. I passed this along to our homeschool group and we will continue to pray to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

  39. green fiddler says:

    Joining my prayers that little Joseph may be restored to health, through the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa. Lord, bless this precious child and his family. Thy will be done.

    How beautiful that angels have been sent to comfort him and his dear ones. God gives such consolations and reveals His tenderness to those who trust with the heart of a child.

    Many years ago my grandparents lost two children within days of one another, a five-year-old girl and a boy the same age as Joe. GrandMa and GrandPa’s faith stayed very strong. I believe they entrusted the children, and all of our family, to a favorite saint who continues to help us in miraculous ways.

    Egyptian, I’m crying with you, too. God bless all parents who have suffered the loss of a child. You are very close to the Heart of God.

  40. Dr. Eric says:

    I offer my prayers through the intercession of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta.

  41. Sacristymaiden says:

    Am praying…
    Am spreading the word around Wyoming Catholic College campus…

  42. Microtouch says:

    As you have requested…

  43. doctordrew says:

    Praying that God, through the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, will restore Joseph to health.

  44. Prayed to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta and posted this on my blog.

  45. Grateful Catholic says:

    Done.

  46. cathal says:

    Matins and Lauds of The Little Office of the BVM offered for Joseph through the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
    Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.

  47. gloriainexcelsis says:

    Immediately and daily.

  48. Catholictothecore says:

    I have prayed to Blessed Theresa of Calcutta for a miraculous cure for little Joseph and strength and courage to his family.

    Egyptian, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless you and your family.

  49. Stvsmith2009 says:

    I just posted this on three of my blogs (the ones with the most traffic).

  50. Thomas S says:

    Done.

  51. esturner3 says:

    This is already a miracle.
    How does a two-year-old boy know that beauty will console his sorrowing father?
    I think that flesh and blood did not reveal this to him.

  52. alpate says:

    I will pray for this boy and his family. Doctors are good and needed but they should also look into the natural approach. God has given us many things to cure naturally also. I could tell many a story. There is much out there today in regards to this. Blessings and love—-Pat

  53. q7swallows says:

    esturner3: AGREED!!!

    Our family is praying and offering our various afflictions. Also just asked for prayers of our homeschool network, a huge bunch of friends, and the local Poor Clares.

  54. Praying. Will offer up my prayers at Mass today also.

  55. Panterina says:

    My two and a half year old son was playing in the sandbox today. I asked him if he wanted to say a prayer to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta for baby Joseph. He smiled, said “Okay!” and immediately let go of his toys. He came over and we prayed together. Oh, how much we can learn from the little ones! (cf. Matthew 18:3-4).

  56. don Jeffry says:

    I said Mass for Joseph last night and had the assembly pray to Mother Teresa for her intercession. don Jeffry

  57. BenedictXVIFan says:

    Yesterday’s prayers were directed to this cause.

  58. Ioannes Andreades says:

    Have been thinking about this post since it brought more than one tear to my eyes on Friday. I’ll keep up the praying every day.