Prayer request: Archbp. Buechlein – Indianapolis

From the website of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:

Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein suffers
a mild stroke
Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B. suffered a mild stroke on March 18 and has been admitted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
The archbishop is resting comfortably at St. Vincent. He is alert and talking with his doctors and has been visiting with a few priests of the archdiocese.
The archbishop became dizzy while at home on March 18 and called 911. After undergoing tests at St. Vincent, doctors determined that he had suffered a mild stroke.
The archbishop said the day-to-day operations and ministries of the archdiocese would continue as normal while he recuperates. He said he would appreciate everyone’s prayers.
Archbishop Buechlein has suffered a series of health problems over the past three years. In 2008, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent several weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The treatments were successful and he is cancer free.
In 2009, Archbishop Buechlein had shoulder replacement surgery and in 2010 he had surgery to remove a benign tumor from his stomach.

News may be updated on the archbishop’s condition as the archdiocese get more information.

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  1. TNCath says:

    Sincere prayers for a speedy recovery and best wishes to Archbishop Buechlein. The archbishop was Bishop of Memphis from 1987-1992, succeeding Bishop (now Cardinal) J. Francis Stafford and distinguishing himself as a straight-shooting son of St. Benedict.

  2. Hieronymus says:

    I suppose the recent appointment of an auxiliary bishop in Indy was a response to these ongoing health problems. He certainly has my prayers for both his soul and his body.

  3. Trad Dad says:

    He`s in my prayers .
    Pax et bonum .

  4. Random Friar says:

    He has my prayers!

  5. AnAmericanMother says:

    My prayers as well. Our bishops carry heavy burdens.

  6. irishgirl says:

    I didn’t know about this.
    I will pray for him. You’re absolutely right, AnAmericanMother; our Bishops ‘do’ carry heavy burdens.

  7. DominiSumus says:

    I will be praying for him.

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