URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: mother dying, unborn child in danger

A long-time friend and long-time participant here sent me this:

    I received this from a good friend of mine.

    I have checked with my friend to make sure this is legit and not an internet hoax (sad that we must be sure these days) and Alicia is in fact a friend of my friend’s roommate.  You once posted very wise words about believing in miracles.  I believe that the same army of readers who can move polls and conversations on Earth, would like a chance to move the saints (and future saints) to give us a beacon of light in these dark times.

    Therefore I humbly ask you to share this situation (leaving off the last name of course) and ask that your readers pray for a miracle for "Alicia".

Perhaps in your goodness, you would think to ask God for a miracle in this concrete case of urgent need.

May I suggest that you ask this miracle through the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot?

    Almighty God, who knew us all from before creation
    called us into being according to Your plan,
    and knit us together in our mother’s wombs,
    we humbly beseech You,
    through the intercession of Venerable Pauline Jaricot,
    who cared for the sick during her earthly life,
    that the mother Alicia be swiftly and completely cured of her tumor
    for her sake,
    for her child’s sake,
    for her family’s sake,
    for our sake,
    and that Your glory and mercy may be manifest.

    Venerable Pauline, we ask you in this urgent need,
    pray now before God’s throne
    that Alicia be completely and swiftly healed by God’s miraculous act,
    that He be glorified in its working,
    that we be edified by His mercy,
    that you may be better recognized as God’s good servant.
    Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we thank you for your gifts and mercy.
    In Jesus’ Name we beg that this be done according to God’s will.


May we have ALL WDTPRSers do this?

Those of you who are registered, chime in.

Also, remember that praying to many saints and angels, while praiseworthy, makes the authentication of the miracle for more difficult. 

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  1. jennywren says:


  2. ginamdurso says:

    I’m praying!

    Also, St. Gianna Molla, pray for Alicia.

  3. jennywren says:

    P.S. Father, did you accidentally leave in her last name in the middle paragraph?

  4. Jillian says:

    I will keep Alicia (and family) in my prayers! I believe in miracles.

  5. Perhaps now it is time for Venerable Pauline to be raised to the Altars. May her intercession obtain us this favor.

  6. I have offered a prayer for her, and will continue to remember her. God bless her, her unborn child, and all of those who love her.

  7. Fr. John Mary says:

    I will offer Holy Mass for this intention tomorrow morning.
    God bless and keep all!

  8. lmgilbert says:


  9. Konichiwa says:

    I will pray to the Blessed Virgin for Alicia.

  10. I asked for people to pray through the intercession of Ven. Pauline so that a miracle can be authenticated. Prayer to “Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all the saints and angels” may be wonderful but it is not useful for authenticating a miracle, right?

  11. Mary G says:

    I have prayed for Alicia and her unborn baby and will bring it to the notice of our Prayer Group. May God continue to bless her and her family.

  12. laurazim says:

    Done. And will do it again in the morning. And tomorrow night. And onward, until we hear of progress–and then in thanksgiving. :)

  13. Central Valley says:

    Done. We will also offer our prayers at Mass tomorrow morning.

  14. capchoirgirl says:

    A big flash of lighning woke me up, so I came out here to check to make sure the Mac was OK. When I did that this came up on my twitter feed. Glad that lightning woke me up!

  15. California Girl 21 says:


    Alicia will be my Mass intention tomorrow. And I will pass this along to my sister’s prayer cenacle.

  16. artyi says:

    I will of course pray and offer my rosery for them both

  17. BMKoenig says:


  18. alassi says:

    Prayers going up!

  19. Josephus Muris Saliensis says:


  20. viennaguy says:

    First thing I did today.

  21. RichR says:

    This prayer request caught me just as I was going into my weekly holy hour. So, prayers before the Blessed Sacrament and a Rosary for this poor mother.

    May God be glorified in His Angels and in His Saints.

  22. liebemama says:

    Through the intercession of Pauline Jaricot I pray!

  23. mormormax says:

    I have prayed and will continue to pray for Alicia that she may be healed through the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot.

  24. jonathanm says:

    I cannot imagine how that family must be feeling. I have prayed and will continue praying for them.

  25. TC says:

    And posted on Catholic Answers Forums prayer intentions sub-forum.

  26. Tim Ferguson says:


  27. Frank H says:

    Praying now.

  28. Gabriella says:


    Please keep us informed.

  29. pberginjr says:


  30. Nora says:

    Have and will.

  31. Henry Edwards says:

    Through the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot. Amen.

  32. paulmac says:

    Done, and St Gianna asked to intercede as well.

  33. Raphaela says:

    Done, plus an extra prayer to the Archangel Raphael.

  34. Rose in NE says:


  35. SophiaGrace says:

    My prayers.

  36. ejcmartin says:

    In our family’s prayers this morning and at Mass.

  37. Remember: Praying to all sorts of saints and angels is wonderful in many ways. But praying to them as well as to Ven. Pauline makes authentication of the miracle through the intercession of Ven. Pauline more difficult. Right?

  38. Kimberly says:

    Ven. Pauline Jaricot, please hear our prayers.

  39. capchoirgirl says:

    I’ve got the candle in front of my statue of the blessed mother burning, and I will offer my Mass for her.

  40. Konichiwa says:

    Venerable Pauline Jaricot, on behalf of us for Alicia and her unborn child.

  41. JCP says:

    Prayed and praying.

  42. CantateDomino says:

    Amen, will continue praying.

  43. PatrickV says:

    Have sent prayers heavenward, asking for the Venerable Pauline’s intercession.

    That was a wonderful prayer.

  44. JoanW says:

    Done! And will continue to pray, especially at Mass this morning.

  45. Joan M says:

    Done, using the prayer you suggested we use.

  46. Agnes says:

    Divine Physician, you know best how to heal this family. We pray for the light of Christ to bring warmth, healing, and abundant mercy into their lives. Bring people into their lives who will be Your instruments of comfort. Guide the minds, hearts, and hands of the medical community so that they may uphold the inestimable dignity of both the mother and child. May they work as instruments of Your healing mercies. God, our Father, your children beg You for a miracle of grace and healing.

    Ven. Pauline Jaricot, pray for Alicia, her beautiful child, her husband, her other children, and all of her friends and family during this dark time. Through the intercession of Ven. Pauline, all the angels and saints, the Blessed Mother of God, Saint Joseph, and the constant mediation of Your Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, hear and answer our prayer. Amen.

  47. Fr. A.M. says:

    I will remember Mrs. Amicia and her family in my Rosary and have prayed for her using your prayer.

  48. JosephMary says:

    This shall be in my rosary today.

    Ven. Pauline, you who were instrumental in the founding of the Propagation of the Faith, please intercede for this mother of many children, a woman who is living her vocation in the sacrament of marriage and in the raising of souls for God.

  49. Ven. Pauline Jaricot, pray for her!

  50. Brian Day says:

    Fr Z, can you keep this post at the top for a couple of days as a reminder to pray more than once?

  51. Girgadis says:

    Done, as you have asked that it be done.

  52. iudicame says:

    OK. m

  53. Londiniensis says:


  54. Jim of Bowie says:

    I will add your prayer to my daily prayers this week and offer my masses for Alicia.

  55. A friend on my Catholic homeschooling list knows her and has asked for our prayers. I have been praying a Rosary for her, but will now ask for intercession from Ven. Pauline Jaricot only.

  56. smad0142 says:


  57. Hidden One says:

    Done and will continue to do not less than daily.

  58. Patikins says:

    Praying as you requested, Father. Ven. Pauline, intercede for Alicia and her child.


  59. lucy says:

    Done. I will ask our homeschooling group and two others around the country to do the same.

  60. my kidz mom says:


  61. mrsmontoya says:

    Prayed, amen.

  62. Sacristymaiden says:

    Done. May this brave mother be healed, if it be God’s will, throught the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot.

  63. Tina in Ashburn says:


    Miracles can happen. A child in a nearby parish had brain cancer. Its all gone. Today an altar boy.

  64. Marysann says:



  65. The Digital MC says:


  66. david andrew says:

    Prayer offered.

  67. Dr. Eric says:

    I also have said the prayer, Ven. Pauline, intercede for Alica!

  68. Sieber says:

    Continuing in prayer for the intercession of Venerable Pauline.

  69. cantrix says:

    Done- as you requested.


  70. bernadette says:

    Prayers offered.

  71. Marcin says:

    Prayers offered. Fiat.

  72. Lori Ehrman says:

    I prayed just as you asked Father.

  73. Jbuntin says:

    Done, and will continue.

  74. I have offered prayers for Alicia and for Bl. Pauline’s intercession. I shall keep that family in my prayers!

  75. Nerinab says:


  76. Done. And a Hail Mary and a prayer to St. Benedict, St. Dominic, St. Catherine of Siena, and Bl. Margaret of Castello.

  77. StevenDunn says:


  78. jenne says:

    As you say, Done.

  79. Fr. John Mary says:

    I sent out an email to our consecrated laity and diocesan priests to pray for the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot for this intention (with a link to the webpage). Our monastic community is doing likewise.

  80. Elizabethrose says:


  81. Mary Bruno says:

    Done as you asked.

  82. Reginald Pole says:

    Through the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot may our Lord God make His power manifest. Amen

  83. Cathy Dawson says:


  84. Rachel says:

    I prayed the good prayer you posted for Alicia and her family.

  85. Steve K. says:

    Done, amen.

  86. isabella says:


  87. PAT says:

    Done. And added a Rosary for mother and child.

  88. Liz F says:

    We will pray for Alicia and ask others to pray for Pauline Jaricot’s intercession.

  89. Allan S. says:

    Done. Miracles happen. Just like that other thing…

  90. Thomas in MD says:


  91. irishgirl says:

    Done, with the prayer that you suggested, Fr. Z.

    Venerable Pauline, pray for Alicia and her unborn child….may God’s Will be done, amen.

  92. medievalist says:

    Amen. Storming the gates of heaven with prayer.

  93. nasman2 says:

    Done invoking Venerable Pauline.

    Father, this is one of the more edifying aspects of this blog. Thank you.

  94. AngelineOH says:

    Done. It is a privilege to pray for this family.

  95. Thursday says:

    Done, here’s an idea, make a novena of this. i know I am.

  96. Harrison says:


  97. Steve Girone says:

    Done as suggested Father.

  98. Will offer this prayer this evening

  99. Therese says:

    Thank you, Father Z, for the opportunity to pray for this family. (Please keep us informed.)

  100. Amy MEV says:

    Amen. I will offer the sorrow in my heart from losing my unborn daughter – stillborn at six months.

  101. lome says:

    God is please to remind us about our Christian duty towards one another.
    To help and pray for the sick,assistance to the needy.

    Prayers–The oxygen of the soul.Our Private Lines to God.

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