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As I just wrote on AmP:
I met Mr. Dubruiel a couple years ago. I particularly remember the care and devotion he showed to his wife and children during the short span of time I was around him. Please pray for the repose of his soul, for Amy, and their children.
Prayers, and I’ll include him in the Masses I’m sending to my friends in Kentucky.
I’ll offer my Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the repose of his soul.
I will pray for his soul at mass tomorrow, as well as during Compline tonight
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, amen.
My deepest sympathies to the Dubruiel family. I will pray for Michael’s soul and for comfort for the grieving family
I join in sending heartfelt condolences to Amy Welborn and their children. I will add Michael to my list of departed souls for whom I pray daily.
Michael Dubruiel’s “How-to Book of the Mass” was one of the first books that I read after coming back home to the Church after a long absence….God’s blessings on him for bringing others along in the Faith. Well done, Michael, thy good and faithful servant…
God take his sould and take care of Amy and her family. This is truly truly sad news.
Rod Dreher mentioned the possibility of a scholarship fund for the kids…
Offering this week’s Masses for Michael, and for Amy and their families.
I pray that God have mercy on his soul and that his wife and children are given the strength and grace to endure this sorrow.
What an incredible loss to the Catholic comunity and his family.
I’ll offer a rosary for the repose of his soul and for consolation for his family.
Most assuredly we will pray for them. I knew Amy only through her blog and an occasional email correspondence, but at a time like this the entire Catholic blogosphere is as a family, uniting around one of their own who is in need.
I pray that God will have mercy on his soul and will give Amy and the children comfort and peace at this time. I offered my rosary tonight for him and for his family, as well as tomorrow’s Mass. This is truly sad and shocking news.
Prayers offered for the repose of his soul and also for Amy and the children. I will also offer a rosary as well as well as add Michael to my daily intentions. This is truly sad and shocking news.
I am so sorry to hear this. I will add to her my prayers tonight, and her family as well. May perpetual light shine upon him.
Wow, horrible news. My prayers for them.
I offer the intentions of Mass this week for the repose of Michaels soul & for his wife & children that they may find strength, comfort & peace.
I offer 10 Memorare, 10 Aves, 10 Patres.
I will include them in the Novena of Our Lady of Lourdes.
My heart aches for them. Our prayers are with them. God grant him eternal rest and comfort his family here below.
Took my breath away when I saw this. As stated in a previous comment, I have never met Amy but feel as if I know her through the Catholic blog community. My prayers for the repose of Michael’s soul and for the comfort of Amy and her kids.
With profound sadness and a promise of prayers for his soul and for Amy and her family.
The picture of him with his young son just breaks my heart. I echo Fr. Andrews’ comment above. May God give Amy and her family comfort and peace and welcome Michael home.
My prayers for him and his family.
Our prayers go out to them
I’d never met them in person, but they were always a powerful witness in the Catholic blogosphere. I will remember them at prayers tonight and tomorrow, and offer the Mass for his soul and his family tomorrow as well.
What a terrible shock. I offer my prayers for the repose of his soul and for his family and friends during this time of mourning. I only know them through their blogs, but they seem like family. May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, may the Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace.
I’m heartbroken for you Amy and family – you are in our prayers.
Many prayers for you and your family, Amy. And for the repose of Michael’s soul.
Thanks for this post, Fr. Z.
I will offer Compline tonight and my Rosary tomorrow. I am so sorry for Amy and her family.
I don’t even know why I’m so devastated by this. Prayers are all that we have; but, even though I don’t know Amy personally, I wish that I could give her a hug, and bake a ham, and Help, somehow. I pray for her and her kids and that she knows of our love and His love for her, especially now.
In shock. I cannot imagine what Amy is going through right now. My prayers (and tears) are with her and her family. I will offer my Divine Mercy chaplet tonight for the repose of his soul. I will also ask my dear friends with the Legion of Mary to pray for the family. My God, one never knows…
Thank you Fr. Z for the notice and a place to comment! I will pray a Rosary for Amy right now. There are no words at such a time.
May God sustain you and your family, Amy. Michael, this Divine Mercy is for you…
May the soul of the faithful departed through the mercy of G-d rest in peace. Amen
Gracious God, please comfort the sorrowful.
When a loved one dies, it changes our lives so quickly.
Help those who are living in grief to know your loving embrace.
Teach them that the dear ones they miss are truly living in the joy and peace of your heavenly kingdom.
And as pain eases and healing begins, give them the strength to reach out to help those who follow them.
We ask this in the name of Jesus.
I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. I have had the honor of reading and reviewing many of Michael’s wonderful books and have been touched and inspired by them. My family’s prayers are with Amy and her children as we pray for the repose of Michael’s soul. Our Catholic online community was greatly strengthened through Michael’s efforts – he will be greatly missed! Lisa
I am so, so sorry, Amy and children. You are firmly in our prayers.
My heart and prayers go out to Amy and their children. We will pray for them and the repose of Michael’s soul when we pray our Chaplet this week.
Our family will remember Amy’s family and the soul of Michael in our prayers.
May he rest in peace, and may his family find comfort in the sweet Heart of Mary. shanasfo
I’ll be praying for them tonight, and at Mass tomorrow. I appreciate so much the work they have both done.
Our sincerest condolences to Amy’s family. My family and I prayed the rosary for their intentions and will be praying for them at Mass tomorrow.
And the cry goes out to God “Why do these type of things happen to the best people?” Our family rosary was for this family tonight and we will have masses said for the next month for them all. God Bless.
From a father and a fellow Catholic, this is very sad news. My prayers to Michael and his family. My rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet for today are for your Michael and your family. From the Philippines…
From a father and a fellow Catholic, this is very sad news. My prayers to Michael and his family. My rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet for today are for you Michael and your family. From the Philippines…
Absolve, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the soul of Thy servant Michael, from every bond of sin, that being raised in the glory of the resurrection, he may be refreshed among the Saints and Elect. Through Christ our Lord.
Lord God, You are attentive to the voice of our pleading. Let Michael’s family find in your Son Comfort in their sadness, certainty in their doubt, and courage to live through this hour. Make their faith strong, Through Christ our Lord.
I will include them in our family’s Rosary and make a special novena for them.
Prayers for Michael, Amy and their family.
My prayers for the happy repose of his soul, and especially Amy and the family. Requiescat in Pace.
What horrible, shocking news. Prayers for Michael, Amy, and their family.
Grant O Lord thy servant Michael blessed repose and make his memory to be eternal.
Memory Eternal! Memory Eternal! Memory Eternal!
A novena of rosaries for Michael, Amy, and the whole family.
Requiescat in pace.
Oh, Amy, I’m so sorry. Prayers coming
Very saddened by this tragic news. May he rest in peace. I will say a rosary for him, for Amy and children and the Dubruiel family. May Jesus console you and may Our Lady wrap you in her loving mantle during this time of bereavement.
Today’s rosary was already said when I read the news, so tomorrow’s rosary, and as many Memorare’s as I can squeeze in. Poor, poor folks.
my prayers are with you all at this very sad time
This hit me hard – they are a beautiful family and have given so much to the Church. I will offer the Divine Mercy chaplet for Michaal and a rosary for Amy and her wonderful children.
Stunned and deeply sorry. The condolances of a stranger don’t mean much, I know, but all the same: I will thinking of and praying for you and your family, Amy.
John Murray [Dublin, Ireland]
I am so very sorry to hear this sad news and will keep them all in prayer.
His soul and his family are in my prayers.
Prayers for Michael, for Amy and their family. How very sad.
Blessed repose and eternal memory!
This really hasn’t been a good week for Catholics. I’ll remember Michael and Amy and family in my prayers especially.
Desde España. Conocí ayer el blog de Amy, y hoy la muerte de su marido. Creo que no puede separarse esto del misterio de la Pasión, Muerte y Resurrección de Cristo. Somos su Cuerpo y compartimos su destino. Ofrezco mis oraciones y la santa misa por el descanso eterno del alma de Michael, y por el consuelo en la esperanza sobrenatural para su esposa Amy y su familia y para sus amigos. Requiescat in pace. God bless Amy’s family and friends.
I have prayed the Memorare for them all and will offer the Rosary which I will say on my way to work this morning.
My prayers for his soul.
I will keep your family in prayers at this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace and may God console you in your grief.
very sad indeed. RIP.
I met him briefly a few years ago and bought one of his books. I will make a point to start rereading it tonight.
I am saddened to hear of the unexpected loss of such a wise and generous man. I knew Michael through his books, which are a gift to us all, and through a few email exchanges. Just a few weeks ago, out of sheer kindness, he gave me advice that has led to another book of my own. My prayers go out to Michael, Amy, and their family.
I will offer my Mass today for Michael and family.
I will pray for the repose of Michael’s soul and for the comfort and healing of the family.
Praying my rosary for Michael, Amy and their family today.
Sad news indeed. May God grant him eternal rest and comfort his family.
I will offer the merits of my first friday devotion for the repose of Michael’s soul and family.
My condolences. I will remember Michael and his family at Mass today.
Our hearts are aching for the family. We send prayers for the repose of Michael’s soul as well as for the comfort of the family and all those who love and miss Michael. Requiscat in pace.
Very sad indeed; may Mary lead him quickly to her Son and wrap his family in her mantle of protection. I will offer my rosary today as well as my Mass intentions for Michael and his family.
Last year I wrote to him to ask if he could sign some books for our RCIA candidates. A few days later they showed up in the mail and he refused to let me pay him for them, saying he was only glad they could be used and be of help. What a great example.
My condolences. I will offer morning prayers for the family and the repose of his soul.
Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace…
Prayers for Amy and her dear children…may God grant her peace and comfort…
Condolences. The family will be in my prayers today.
I will remember Michael in my rosary today.
Please know we are praying for you. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dear Amy, I am praying.
We’ve never met but I read your blog everyday and I feel I know you because your thoughts on life, family, God mirror mine and often take me to places of new thoughts and insights. I cannot express my words of sympathy in a way a person with a real relationship has with you but please know that I am sincere in my expression of sympathy and in my prayers for all of you. May the Lord be with you and give you comfort.
I will remember Michael, Amy and their family in my prayers and Masses.
Although I am in Rome, I shall be very close to you and yours these days.
With prayers and affection,
So many, many prayers. Amy and their family will be included in our morning litany of intentions. Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for Us
My prayers and condolences offered for Amy and her family. I will pray for the repose of Michael’s soul and the consolation of his family.
Prayers for the repose of Michael’s soul, and for consolation for Amy and their children.
I will ask God’s mercy on him and blessings and protection on his family.
My prayers are with Amy and her family. May God be ever close to them during this most difficult of times. I will also pray for the repose of Michael’s soul.
May a choir of angels receive him, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, may he have eternal rest. To those who are left, to Amy and their children, may God give consolation.
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy! My prayers for you and your family, Amy. God’s love and compassion be with you all.
My prayers for the repose of Michael’s soul and for his beautiful wife and family.
I am shocked down to my toes. I’ve read Amy’s blog for years and enjoyed it. Prayer is a force and it is strong. I will pray for Michael’s soul and for the Dubruiel family tonight.
I prayed a Rosary for Michael, Amy, and for you all.
I was so stunned when I read this at her sight early yesterday evening, that I could only whisper prayers for the repose of his soul, comfort for the loved ones who grieve his passing, and that people with means to assist Amy to shepherd her family will do so in all the ways that they may need.
Sad to hear this. I prayed a rosary this morning for the Dubruiel family and all families grieving such a loss.
I said a requiem Mass this morning for him.
I will say a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for him and off er my communion for him and his family tomorrow.
May he rest in Christ’s peace and our Blessed Mother console his family.
Amy was a friend of mine years ago when we lived in a small southern city. Amy, I am so sorry. I will offer my Rosary today for you, your husband, and family.
I’m getting together with a few Catholic families this afternoon and we’ll offer the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the repose of Michael’s soul and for Amy and the children.
Our family will be praying for Amy, the children, and for the soul of Michael Dubriel~
I’m sending many prayers for you and your family, Amy, especially in the days ahead. May Michael’s soul rest in the peace of our Heavenly Father.
I prayed the Rosary for Michael and his family this morning.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light
shine upon him.
Many prayers will be said. May God have mercy on his soul and bring comfort to his loved ones.
I wanted to stop by and offer my profound gratitude for the prayers and Masses. On this strange, sad day, it is very comforting. Michael was always adamant that when he died he hope for many, many prayers for his soul. Thank you.
I’m in shock as well. May Michael rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. May Amy and the children find peace and consolation. Dear Lord, be with this family. Mother Mary, wrap your arms around your children, for never was it known that any one who fled your protection or sought your assistance was left unaided.
Eternal memory. May the merciful Lord, the Lover of mankind, grant him eternal happiness in the Kingdom of Heaven where there is no evening. Lord have mercy.
Dear Amy and family: I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. May Our Lady comfort you in your sorrow and may the love of Jesus console you as you find it in the care of family and friends. You have been a wonderful witness of the faith, Amy. May the Body of Christ be a witness of hope for you to give you courage and stregth. Be gentle with yourself and know of our prayers for you and your family. Peace of Christ.
There are probably many more people praying for your husband’s soul than are posting here. We are just the tip of the iceberg. (Many prayers will be said by me, too.)
Dear Amy and the entire Dubruiel family:
May the Lord grant you all peace and tranquility in light of the loss of a fine husband and father like Michael. My prayers for you and for his soul will be offered today. God bless and keep you all!
I saw the photo of Michael and your son on the website and just started crying in my office. I need to give my kids a hug when I get home from work.
I will offer my Rosary today for the repose of his soul. Thank you, Fr. Z. and Amy, for sharing with us.
Just yesterday I read Michael’s Amazon.com review of Pope Benedict’s book ‘Jesus of Nazareth.’ The review, a short but powerful one, inspired me to pick the book up again and begin re-reading it.
This is terrible news. May God welcome Michael into His mercy.
Dear Amy and Family,
My profound sympathy in the face of this most difficult trial. May God grant you courage and resignation to His will during the following days and time of adjustment, and may you be blessed with peace in the knowledge your dear dear husband is with Jesus today. We will pray for you all in our rosary.
I’m so sorry for your loss of Michael. You all are in my prayers.
I am so sorry. It’s terrible and devastating news. My prayers are with you. I will pray a rosary for the repose of his soul.
Dear Amy, I lost my 53 year old husband unexpectedly 14 months ago. We will pray for you now and in the very hard months to come. This is a very intense time, but from my experience, you will receive blessings beyond any you could have ever imagined as you journey through the grief.
Like many others here, Amy, I’ve never met you, but I read your blog every day. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God grant grant you peace in your affliction and joy in your sorrow.
I will pray for Michael and his family at mass today, and keep them in my prayers.
I found out in my inbox this morning from The Sheepcat; God bless you and your children Amy at this sad time.
May perpetual light shine upon him forever. Amen.
I join with my prayers in expressing sorrow for your loss, Amy. I will pray a Rosary for the repose of Michael’s soul, and for healing and consolation for you and your family.
I have loved your writing and the service you do Our Lord and His Church for a few years now. I am keeping Michael, yourself and your family in my prayers. We will be storming the gates of Heaven Catholic style – Rosary, Mass, Adoration, penances, indulgences. May Our Lady continue to keep you all under her mantle.
Michael, may you rest in the arms of the God who loves you and may Our Lady console your family. Saint Blog’s Parish will be different now without you.
Dear Amy & family:
I am so shocked to hear of Mr. Dubriel’s passing. His writings were some of the most instrumental in my own conversion to the Catholic faith. I have frequently recommended “The How-To Book of the Mass” to many people and have given copies to every new convert I know. I trust that not only will he live eternally with our Lord, but also that his written words will help many others find their way to Christ’s side. May God bless him and may He bless you all.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your children, Amy.
I heard this heartbreaking news on my way to Mass this morning. Although I have never met Michael or Amy personally, I have been challenged and strengthened in my faith through their writings. Sorrow and thanksgiving… I will continue to pray for Michael and for you and your family, Amy.
A class act. Many prayers going up for the repose of Michael’s soul and for his family.
May God have mercy on Michael Dubruiel and bring him ino
the light of His glory. May God comfort Amy and the children.
The Holy Spirit led me to one of Michael’s books a few years back, as an important step in my continuing conversion. What a gift! My morning rosary tomorrow will be offered for Amy and family, and for the repose of Michael’s soul.
Such sad news…I just offered a Hail Mary for Michael.
May Our Lord and Our Lady comfort Amy and the children.
I think I saw his books in the Catholic bookstore I used to work at….
Thanks for letting us know, Fr Z and Thomas @ AmericanPapist!
I just last week discovered your blog. I am so sorry to hear about Michael (who, from his surname, is probably a long lost cousin umpteen times removed). I will keep him, you, and the children in my prayers.
A rosary from here, with much sympathy.
Praying for their families. God bless and comfort them.
I am so sad about this and my heart grieves for Amy and the children. I will also offer my Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the repose of his soul and for the strength of his family.
I am also very sorry to hear the news. I will offer a Rosary for the repose of Michael’s soul, and for the comfort of his family. Please add this to the spiritual bouquet you are offering.
I looked at yesterday’s readings to find Jesus’ words in the Gospel:”Fear not; only believe.”
Many are with you and your family in prayer during this sad time, as is my family.
I pray that Amy and her children receive the graces they need at this most sorrowful time in their lives.
This family will certainly be in my prayers.
I offer the Rosary I will say this evening, along with my heartfelt condolences. This is very sad news indeed.
Oh, Amy! I’m so sorry to hear of Michael’s death! Please be assured of my prayers for him, and for you and your family!
Michael is one of the few authors I’ve ever really wanted to write a thank you note to (and regret now that I didn’t). His “How To Get the Most of the Eucharist” sits on my shelf with the classic works of spirituality that I turn to over and over; I was moved by many of his insights and have recommended the book to so many people. I grieve for Amy and his family and plan to offer my daily Masses for the next week for him. And I hope that they are consoled in some small way by knowing that he has been and will continue to be an instrument of grace for many.
I will remember the family and Michael’s soul in my morning rosary and daily prayers.
Thank you for hosting this spiritual bouquet, Fr. Z!
Our deepest condolences. We will offer our family rosary for all. God bless!
I was so very sorry to read about Michael, and will be praying for you and your family every day. I am at a loss as to what to say to comfort you but hope St. Francis’ prayer will help:
The everlasting God has in His wisdom foreseen from eternity the cross He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost heart. This cross He now sends you He has considered with His all-knowing eyes, understood with His divine mind, tested with His wise justice, warmed with loving arms, and weighed with His own hands to see that it be not one inch too large and not one ounce too heavy for you. He has blessed it with His holy name, anointed it with His grace, perfumed it with His consolation, taken one last glance at you and your courage, and then sent it to you from heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the all merciful love of God.
St. Francis de Sales
God bless you and keep you,
Oh, I am so sorry for the loss of Michael! Although I never met him, I know what a good father and husband he was. Please know you have my prayers and will be in my thoughts. Feel free to email or call if you think it might help.
God bless you
My deepest condolences to you, your family, and Michael’s family. Tonight at CatholicSingles.com, at our weekly recitation of the rosary, Michael’s soul and your needs will be one of our prayer intentions. God bless you and keep you in His tender mercy.
Amy, my rosary last night was for Michael, my rosary today for you, my rosary tomorrow for your children. My heart aches for you.
I’m grateful to Michael for two of his books on the Mass (the How-To and the Pocket Guide) that have helped me in my research. I’ve prayed for him and for you and your children, and will continue to do so. May God and His angels welcome Michael, and may he pray for us and all who miss him.
Amy, my heart goes out to you at this time of loss. My husband and I will offer our rosary this evening for the repose of Michael’s soul. Our Catholic couples book club – which you have helped so much – is meeting tomorrow and we will offer prayers for him, for you, and for the children.
A Paypal fund has been set up: http://www.faithandfamilylive.com/blog/collection_for_amy_welborn/
I once asked Mike if he could provide me reference material that would help me understand what “a devout Catholic” means. Based upon my conversations
with Mike on various topics, I believe now that I was talking to “a devout Catholic”. May Mike rest peacefully in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
I pray that Amy and her children will find comfort in the same loving arms that now surround Mike.
You and your family are in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss. May Our Lord and Our Lady bless you today and always,
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may Your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.Amen
I will say the Office for him and include him in my prayer list. I also pray for Amy and his children. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Even worse when it is so unexpected.
We will remember Michael and his family in our family Rosary this evening (Glorious Mysteries).
Our deepest condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss. We will pray a rosary for your family and the repose of his soul and will keep it in our rosary intentions. May God bless you all and keep you and may our Blessed Mother comfort you in this sad hard time. Michele
Amy and family, I am so sorry for your terrible loss. May the love of our Lord shine upon you today and always.
For Michael Dubruiel:
May you rest in peace and may the Lord’s perpetual light shine upon you.
For Amy Welborn and her children:
May Our Lady wrap you in Her loving arms during these trying times, and may you have the consolation of knowing that you and your family are loved and admired by many readers you have never met.
It is said the prayers of even one person, if they had faith the size of a mustard seed, could move mountains.
That being the case, please be assured of the remembrance by my rosary group and the offering of this spirirtual bouquet by our weekly rosary group for Michael’s soul when we meet tomorrow evening, first to thank Him for the gift of his life to our Faith, and second, to petition Our Lord to look upon him with mercy, and you and your children with loving care.
The Catholic world has lost a clear voice of reason and intelligence that distinguished him from the all the rest. You certainly have lost someone dear to you, we have lost someone any of us would be proud to call a friend.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; may he rest in peace with the God he loved and served so well. Thank you for Michael’s life. We will never forget him.
All my prayers for you and the children, Amy.
What a shock! My heart and prayers go out to Amy and the children, and prayers for the repose of Michael’s soul.
Deepest sympathies to Amy and to her family.
I am offering my rosary for them for the month of February. May God send them comfort and healing, and grant eternal rest to Michael.
I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of his _A Pocket Guide to the Mass_ last year. It was the perfect book for my nine year old when we did our yearly review of the mass. Short and simple enough for her to read, meaningful enough to hold her interest.
My prayers are with him and his family.
I have offered Mass today for the repose of his soul and for his family.
May he rest in peace. My family’s prayers are with Amy and her children. I cannot imagine what she is going through right now. May God give her and the children strength and consolation.
Amy has requested that those who would like to help should buy Michael’s books because the proceeds go directly to their kids college fund. Lisa Hendey at Catholic Mom is helping with that request at http://new.catholicmom.com/2009/02/04/february-book-club/.
Michael Dubruiel’s great book on the Mass moving up the charts at Amazon. I don’t know where it was yesterday, but it’s taken a huge jump already today as we all work together to support the family.
Danielle Bean has also established a support fund to a donation fun to help their children at her site: http://daniellebean.com/2009/02/04/please-help-spread-the-word/
Right now, the How To Book of the Mass is the #1 Amazon book under Religion, and #253 for all of Amazon today.
I am very proud to be part of St. Blog’s Parish today.
Correction for accuracy —
It’s #1 under the Religion subcategories Catholicism, Ritual, and Prayer. Under Religion, it’s #26. But still — this community is clearly putting your money where your mouths are.
I am so sorry. My children were also young when my husband died suddenly, so I know a little of what you must be going through.
May God grant Michael eternal rest, and for the rest of his family, strength, courage and faith.
Requiescat in pace! May the Lord welcome him into His Kingdom, and may he receive a good defense at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Amy – Though a stranger to you, my heart breaks for you. My family will be praying for you, your children, and the repose of Michael’s soul. We will also offer God thanks for His servants, who have so generously taught us a great deal over the years through their work and witness. Thank you, and God bless you.
May the Lord be with Amy and her family at this terrible time.
We offered our Mass for the repose of his souls and for the comfort od his wife and children. God bless them!
A good man I had the pleasure of knowing years ago in the seminary. Gregarious, outgoing and very opinionated – he mellowed after ordination. But true to himself, he realized that his true vocation was not as an active priest, but as a layman leading himself and others to Christ and the Sacraments. Least anyone worry, Mike (and many others) was laicized and married in the Church (now is not the time to talk about the deplorable “formation” where we both attended). Mike loved life, his wife and children. But Mike knew his prioriteis and when our Lord called, I know he was surprised, but ready and not afraid. RIP my friend and may God continue to shed His choicest blessings on your family, friends and the Church.
I am praying for Michael, Amy and their family.
“May the angels escort thee to paradise, may the martyrs receive thee at thy coming and bring thee into the holy city Jerusalem. May the choir of angels receive thee, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, mayst thou have eternal rest.”
Eternal rest grant unto your faithful servant, Michael; and may your grace and consolation be upon his wife Amy and their children.
My deepest condolences Amy! My prayers are with you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear of Michael’s sudden passing. I am praying for Amy and her children.
Michael’s book The How-To Book of the Mass was instrumental in helping my raised-with-no-religion husband understand what it was he was sitting through. I count his reading of it as one of the major steps that led him to enter the Church last Easter Vigil. Thank you, Michael, for your work here on earth. I hope that you will be a faithful intercessor in heaven. Until we meet, God bless you Amy and your family.
I will have Father offer a Mass at our Parish, for the repose of his soul!
This is heartbreaking news. I offered my rosary last night for Michael, Amy, and family, and remembered them at Mass today. I will keep them in my prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.
I offer my daily Rosary for the repose of his soul.
I have been thinking of Amy and her family all day long. I had the privilege of meeting both Amy and Michael in Atlanta last year, and they were both so gracious. May God grant Michael rest, and may He carry Amy and her children in such a comforting, tangible way as they grieve the loss of someone they love so dear.
Dear Fr. Z.,
I am praying for the repose of Michael’s soul and for his wife Amy and their children. May God always protect them, lead them, comfort them and guide them. All for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, all through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, all in union with St. Joseph. Amen
All my love in the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Compline tonight for him and Amy and family. Also my rosary in the morning and Holy Communion.
I never knew of you and your husband’s work until now…But you, your family, and your husband are in my prayers. Your pain must be terrible and the tears might have no limit. Losing a spouse…I tremble at the very thought of it – and so unexpectedly. This Lent, you and those like you who have lost their spouses (especially so early in life) will be remembered in my fasting and prayer. May Christ’s love keep you strong, no matter how much you are hurting. Do not give into despair! But do not fear sadness and sorrow…May our Blessed Mother, who knew pain well, protect you and your children and lead you to the Resurrection with Her Son. I grieve with you, and hope my pitiful prayers are of some help to you.
I will go to low mass tomorrow and ask my pastor to say mass for your husband, as well as you and your family.
Sincerely in XT,
Prayers for Amy and family. I will say a rosary for Michael.
I am so sorry for this cross. I will pray for his soul and for the whole family. God bless, Liz
I will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday afternoon, and will keep Amy, Michael, and family in my prayers until then. I do not know Amy except by her beautiful writing, but that is enough for me to be struck by the grief she must be feeling, especially as a mother. I pray that she will be consoled and that her Michael will find eternal joy with Jesus.
I will offer my prayers for Michael, Amy and their family.
I’ll offer five decades of the Rosary for Mr Dubruiel, and I send my sympathies to his widow and family.
Our family will pray for Michael and his family at Mass this morning.
0 Mother of the Never-setting Sun, who gave birth to God, save those who trust in you. We beseech you, intercede through your prayers before the most gracious God to commit the departed to the abode where the souls of the just repose. 0 Ever-immaculate, present him (her) in the court of the saints as an heir to the treasure of heaven, and for eternal memory.
I will offer the next week’s Rosary’s for his soul. We also pray each morning at work, and I will continue to offer up prayers for this intention. RIP.
Such a tragic loss. Praying for Michael, Amy and the children.
May he rest in peace.
May our Lady comfort you in your sorrow.
I will be offering my next Mass and Holy Hour for the repose of Michael’s soul and for the intentions of Amy & family.
Be assured of my prayers for the family. I am only 7 months into my own journey of widowhood (now single parenting 5 children) after my dh collapsed at work, all very sudden and unexpected. I will remember Amy in the many months ahead.
I will remember Michael and pray for the repose of his soul, as I pray for the deceased at Masses over the next couple of weekends.
I will dedicate my rosaries and DM Chaplets for Amy and the kids.
My deepest sympathies to Michael’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you in this time of sorrow.
RIP and peace to Amy and her family. Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be.
Prayers being said by my family in Houston,TX. RIP
I’m saying the Officium Defunctorum (Office for the Dead) for him today. Requiescat in pace.
Mass offered last night and this am for the family and the repose of his soul.
All of us at EWTN have been touched by Amy over the years; we will be offering our deepest prayers, rosaries, chaplets and Masses for the healing and consolation of this beautiful family.
May he rest in peace. I’ve offered a Divine Mercy Chaplet for him. I will continue to pray for his family.
My family remembered him and your family, Amy, last night with an Our Father, a Hail Mary and Glory Be, and I remembered you all this morning in Mass.
I will keep Michael, Amy and their children in my prayers at Mass tomorrow. Thank you Heavenly Father for such a good and faithful servant.
I was hoping to join a spiritual bouquet – thank you, Father.
I spent a long time last night at evening prayer remembering Michael, Amy and their family, and the mystery of God’s Mercy and the fact of meeting Jesus after a death we cannot predict.
Made them this morning’s Mass intention, and will continue to remember them in my prayers for the rest of Ordinary Time until Lent, at least.
I offer all our family prayers and my divine mercy chapet tomorrow for Michael’s soul, and will remember the family at mass on Sunday.
Michael has left an incredible mark on each of us. His books have been amoung our best sellers. I had the chance to met him a few years ago. An true humble servant of God. He will be missed.
I will offer a rosary while cleaning the kitchen, with love in my heart for a family I have never met.
May God bless you in this, the most difficult of time.
I am so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I met him and Amy when she spoke at St. Anastasia’s parish in Troy, MI several years ago, and purchased several of their books. My favorite has been Praying the Rosary that they co-wrote. They were both so gentle and kind. On reading Amy’s note, I quickly purchased Michael’s book The How-to Book of the Mass, and will cherish it. I’ve offered a rosary for Michael and his family, and will continue to pray for the repose of his soul, and Christ’s comfort to Amy and their children. God bless you all.
I have no personal contact with the Dubruiels, but I will keep Michael and the family in my prayers.
When I played a minor part in St. Blog’s Parish some years ago, Michael was always generous in his kindness and encouragement, but his humility was matched by a lion’s courage in his defense of what is decent and true and his death, while heaven’s gain, is this world’s loss. My prayers and heart are with Amy and their family that God, whose faithful servant Michael surely was, will console them as He alone can. Rest in peace, my dear brother in Christ–a rest you have earned on the front lines.
I first met Mike many years ago when we were students at St. Meinrad. I recently reconnected with him at a conference where he was representing Our Sunday Visitor. I was shocked to hear the news of his passing. My prayers go out to Amy and family. May he rest in peace!
I will lift this family up in prayer at all my Eucharistic adorations during the month
of March. May their dearly departed husband and father rest in God’s eternal peace.
I will lift this family up in prayer at all my Eucharistic adorations during
the month of March. May their dearly departed husband and father rest in
God’s eternal peace.