Prayer request for Card. Cañizares

Apparently Card. Cañizares, Prefect of the CDW, has been hospitalized with thrombophlebitis.  Given that he is in hospitalized in Rome, would you stop now, and in your charity, say a prayer for his swift and complete recovery?

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  1. Joe says:

    Memorare offered for his recovery.

  2. Alison says:

    My children and I will offer our prayers today for a speedy recovery.

  3. cordelia says:


  4. John Penta says:

    Okay. I just ask for an explanation of what thrombophlebitis is.

  5. Emilio III says:

    John, it’s an inflammation of a vein due to a blood clot. It can be extremely painful, and of course the clot could lead to other complications.

  6. Scott says:

    Found this on a website, it claims to be a Traditional Catholic Prayer
    “Catholic Prayer For The Sick
    Omnipotent and eternal God, the everlasting Salvation of those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant [Name] for whom we beg the aid of Thy pitying mercy, that, with his bodily health restored, he may give thanks to Thee in Thy church. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

  7. Ukok says:

    Lord Jesus Christ, You chose to share our human nature, to redeem all people, and to heal the sick. With this in mind I beg You to look with compassion on Your humble servant Card. Cañizares, support him with Your power, comfort him with Your protection, and give him the strength needed to fight against evil. Since You have given Card. Cañizares, a share in Your own passion, help hm to find hope in suffering for You, Jesus. Amen.

  8. inillotempore says:

    Three Aves being sent up for the Cardinal.

    Given that he is in hospitalized in Rome… Since I am a parochial-type (i.e. not a world-traveler) I do not understand this(e.g. Is this due to the time difference, or do Roman hospitals have a bad reputation)comment.

    May Our Lady, help of the sick intercede to Our lord in the cardinal’s behalf. Amen.

  9. joe says:


    PS There’s plenty where that came from, also!

  10. Gloria says:

    My prayers are with him, and I’ll pass the information along.

  11. Wm. Christopher Hoag says:

    Kyrie eleison!

  12. jarhead462 says:

    Prayers on their way.

    Semper Fi!

  13. Brian says:

    Prayers going up.

    (Deep Vein Thrombophlebitis (DVT) can be very dangerous because part of the clot can dislodge from the leg vein, travel through the heart to the lung, and cause a pulmonary embolism (PE.) PE can be fatal.)

  14. John Penta says:

    Thanks for the explanations, everybody. Prayers are much more confidently prayed when you aren’t confused like that.:)

  15. RichR says:

    Praying for the recovery of His Eminence.

  16. Immaculatae says:

    Praying for his complete recovery to Jesus through Mary.

  17. Manrique Zabala de Arízona says:

    Rezamos por Usted, Eminencia.

  18. irishgirl says:

    An Ave sent up, as well as an invocation to Santa Teresa de Avila.

    Dearest Mother Mary, pray for ‘little Ratzinger’, the servant of your Son.

  19. carina says:


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