A long-time friend and long-time participant here sent me this:
I received this from a good friend of mine.
PLEASE PRAY FOR MRS. ALICIA ___. SHE IS PREGNANT WITH HER 11th CHILD AND ONLY HAS 6 WEEKS TO LIVE DUE TO AN INCURABLE BRAIN TUMOR… HER FAMILY IS IN TOTAL SHOCK AND THE DOCS WILL TRY TO TAKE THE BABY AT 7 MONTHS.
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.
Also, St. Gianna Molla, pray for Alicia.
P.S. Father, did you accidentally leave in her last name in the middle paragraph?
I will keep Alicia (and family) in my prayers! I believe in miracles.
Perhaps now it is time for Venerable Pauline to be raised to the Altars. May her intercession obtain us this favor.
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.
I will offer Holy Mass for this intention tomorrow morning.
God bless and keep all!
I will pray to the Blessed Virgin for Alicia.
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?
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.
Done. And will do it again in the morning. And tomorrow night. And onward, until we hear of progress–and then in thanksgiving. :)
Done. We will also offer our prayers at Mass tomorrow morning.
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!
Alicia will be my Mass intention tomorrow. And I will pass this along to my sister’s prayer cenacle.
I will of course pray and offer my rosery for them both
Prayers going up!
First thing I did today.
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.
Through the intercession of Pauline Jaricot I pray!
I have prayed and will continue to pray for Alicia that she may be healed through the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot.
I cannot imagine how that family must be feeling. I have prayed and will continue praying for them.
And posted on Catholic Answers Forums prayer intentions sub-forum.
Please keep us informed.
Have and will.
Through the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot. Amen.
Done, and St Gianna asked to intercede as well.
Done, plus an extra prayer to the Archangel Raphael.
In our family’s prayers this morning and at Mass.
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?
Ven. Pauline Jaricot, please hear our prayers.
I’ve got the candle in front of my statue of the blessed mother burning, and I will offer my Mass for her.
Venerable Pauline Jaricot, on behalf of us for Alicia and her unborn child.
Prayed and praying.
Amen, will continue praying.
Have sent prayers heavenward, asking for the Venerable Pauline’s intercession.
That was a wonderful prayer.
Done! And will continue to pray, especially at Mass this morning.
Done, using the prayer you suggested we use.
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.
I will remember Mrs. Amicia and her family in my Rosary and have prayed for her using your prayer.
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.
Ven. Pauline Jaricot, pray for her!
Fr Z, can you keep this post at the top for a couple of days as a reminder to pray more than once?
Done, as you have asked that it be done.
I will add your prayer to my daily prayers this week and offer my masses for Alicia.
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.
Done and will continue to do not less than daily.
Praying as you requested, Father. Ven. Pauline, intercede for Alicia and her child.
Done. I will ask our homeschooling group and two others around the country to do the same.
Done. May this brave mother be healed, if it be God’s will, throught the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot.
Miracles can happen. A child in a nearby parish had brain cancer. Its all gone. Today an altar boy.
I also have said the prayer, Ven. Pauline, intercede for Alica!
Continuing in prayer for the intercession of Venerable Pauline.
Done- as you requested.
Prayers offered. Fiat.
I prayed just as you asked Father.
Done, and will continue.
I have offered prayers for Alicia and for Bl. Pauline’s intercession. I shall keep that family in my prayers!
Done. And a Hail Mary and a prayer to St. Benedict, St. Dominic, St. Catherine of Siena, and Bl. Margaret of Castello.
As you say, Done.
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.
Done as you asked.
Through the intercession of Ven. Pauline Jaricot may our Lord God make His power manifest. Amen
I prayed the good prayer you posted for Alicia and her family.
Done. And added a Rosary for mother and child.
We will pray for Alicia and ask others to pray for Pauline Jaricot’s intercession.
Done. Miracles happen. Just like that other thing…
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.
Amen. Storming the gates of heaven with prayer.
Done invoking Venerable Pauline.
Father, this is one of the more edifying aspects of this blog. Thank you.
Done. It is a privilege to pray for this family.
Done, here’s an idea, make a novena of this. i know I am.
Done as suggested Father.
Will offer this prayer this evening
Thank you, Father Z, for the opportunity to pray for this family. (Please keep us informed.)
Amen. I will offer the sorrow in my heart from losing my unborn daughter – stillborn at six months.
God is please to remind us about our Christian duty towards one another.
To help and pray for the sick,assistance to the needy.
Oh!how GOD TIED OUR SALVATION TO THIS EASY AND SIMPLE LABOR. PRAYERS!
Prayers–The oxygen of the soul.Our Private Lines to God.