Prayers please

Sick today.


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  1. Legisperitus says:

    Praying for you, Father, but…

    Have you considered a Healing Mass?

    (sorry, couldn’t resist!) :)

  2. wanda says:


  3. APX says:

    Legisperitus, lol!
    I’ll call one of the sisters from LCWR to come and annoint you and bring you communion. :)

    Prayers coming for you. I’ve been hunched over writing papers/exams for the last two days and have another two days ahead of me. I can’t move this morning. Too stiff and sore. I will also offer it all up for you today.

  4. mamajen says:

    Feel better soon, Father! There seem to be a lot of nasty bugs floating around.

  5. LarryW2LJ says:

    Feel better soon, Fr. Get some rest and take it easy. Try not to overdo, if you can help it.

  6. tianzhujiao says:

    Hope you feel better soon Father. If it is a cold/flu, Yin Chio tables will help. I will say a prayer for you.

  7. Angie Mcs says:

    Rest, Father …and keep hydrated. Wish I could bring you some of my broth. Feel better soon and know we are all praying for you.

  8. wmeyer says:

    Feel better, Father. I shall keep you in my prayers.

    Chicken soup! Lots of it!

  9. Andrew says:

    Pater: certam tibi non possum spondere salutem, sed jusculum debes facere de pullo decocto in aqua cum oleribus, adjectis, si placet, oleo et vino atque cepa minute concisa, quod postea bene calidum, quantum tolerare potes, potare oportet. Deinde, in lectulo requiescere auscultando musicam Joannis Bach. Mox, bene valebis (spero). Interea, Beatissimam Virginem, sanctumque Joannem Baptistam pro salute tua deprecor. Et quia ego quoque diebus his paulo minus valeo, orationes tuas obsecro mutuas.

  10. LarryW2LJ says:

    Onion is thought to have very special powers to absorb bacteria. Experiments have been done where patients seems to recover quicker when a half onion is put on a plate and left in the room, exposed to the air.

  11. SKAY says:

    Prayers for your good health Father.

  12. Indulgentiam says:

    Praying for you Father. The Lord bless you and keep you,…

  13. persyn says:

    Legisperitus: What a “bon mot”! If humor helps Father, then you’ve really done well! Meanwhile, I’m offering up a prayer for his speedy recovery and the intentions he’s offering up in his suffering.

  14. jaykay says:

    Have offered prayers for you, Fr. Get well soon.

  15. StWinefride says:

    Praying for you, Father. May Our Mother of Perpetual Help watch over you and protect you. Get well soon!

  16. Darren says:


    Might I recommend raw garlic? Works for me every time. Chop it up and let it sit in the air for 10 minutes or so – let it get real smelly. Two good size cloves, or three. The longer it sits exposed to the air the more allicin forms (the smelly chemical which is also the antibiotic). Then, take with a spoon and glass of water (swallow with the water, do not chew or you won’t be able to be with yourself). It has both antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is even effective in killing anthrax (let us hope that that is not what you have!!!). There is plenty of scientific evidence to support this. I do this at the first sign of anything, and I hardly ever get significantly sick anymore. Raw oregano (o. vulgare) is also a potent antibacterial antibiotic. I’ll take it right from the garden and chew on the raw leaves (it has a strong bite to it).

    It also keeps vampires, heretics, Jehovah’s Witnesses and buses full of tambourine-playing nuns away!

    The half-onion in the room thing, however, is not true (sorry Larry). I did look into that at one point as it made no sense to me. It’s better to eat the raw onion because you want to kill what’s in you and – although not as potent as garlic – onion also has antibiotic properties.

    Get well!

  17. q7swallows says:

    Thank you, Father, for having the humility to say what’s happening with you & to ask for prayers.  I often feel bad that I cannot send you $$ as I would like but I’m glad of the opportunity to  offer my at least my poor prayers.  The children and I will offer our day’s sufferings for you and your intentions. Archangel Raphael, pray for us!

  18. JoyfulMom7 says:

    Praying for your speedy recovery!

  19. Sid Cundiff in NC says:


  20. VexillaRegis says:

    Poor Fr Z! Don’t try the raw garlic! I once did and I threw up for two days after that drink. Since then, I can’t stand the smell of raw garlic.

    Prayers for you , get well!

  21. StJude says:

    Prayers for you, Father Z! There is something going around.. my mom has been sick for over a week. (prayers for her too!)

  22. Liz says:

    Certainly, I did light a candle for your intentions last night, and we will pray that you get well soon. Sickness is such a drag.

  23. americangirl says:

    Feel Better soon Father , we will miss you until you return. May our dear Blessed Mother be a Mother to you in a special way now! Prayers in your direction!

  24. The Masked Chicken says:

    Avoid the rack. Sleep in bed.

    I don’t know what that means, but it rhymes with, “Say the black. Do the Red.”

    In any case, feel better.

    The Chicken

  25. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    The Book of Blessings number….oh wait. Never mind. Get well soon. :)

  26. catholiccomelately says:

    Prayers. Hope you are well soon.

  27. The Masked Chicken says:

    “If humor helps Father, then you’ve really done well!”

    Could be worse. You could have the (maybe) virus that caused the Tanganyika laughter epidemic.

    The Chicken

  28. NBW says:

    Prayers for you Fr. Z. Have some chicken soup and get some rest.

  29. The Masked Chicken says:

    “Have some chicken soup…”

    Don’t give Fr Z any ideas…

    The Chicken

  30. Catholictothecore says:

    I wish you a speedy recovery, Fr. Z. Prayers for you.

  31. Blog Goliard says:

    @Dr. Peters: Been having to work with the Book of Blessings myself just this week. (Long story.)

    The number one thing I can’t get over is the name itself. Maybe it’s just that I’m a hopeless geek…but the title seems for all the world like it should belong to an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons supplement.

  32. originalsolitude says:

    Praying for you, Father. Get well soon.

  33. Admiral-GER says:

    Daily Prayers and greetings from germany. Hope you feel well soon.

  34. JonPatrick says:

    Get well soon. I will pray for you.

    Too bad we can’t send Dr. Stephen Maturin over, a few drops of Laudanum might work wonders :)

  35. Laura98 says:

    Chicken soup… hot toddy’s and lots of prayers for your speedy recovery Fr.!!!!

  36. Clinton R. says:

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, Father. It is never fun to be under the weather. Hope you feel better soon. God Bless! +JMJ+

  37. Trad Dad says:

    You are in my prayers .
    Pax et bonum.
    From Our Lady`s Land of the Southern Cross .

  38. Darren says:

    @VexillaRegissays: Poor Fr Z! Don’t try the raw garlic! I once did and I threw up for two days after that drink.

    That’s the first I have ever heard of that happening. What were you sick with? How much garlic? I wouldn’t recommend it for a stomach bug :P

    Don’t worry Father Z! It will help! :D

  39. Mariana says:

    What Andrew says.

  40. Lucas Whittaker says:

    Feeling better toward the end of the day? I hope so.

  41. yatzer says:

    I hope you are feeling better.

  42. Kathleen10 says:

    Father Z., God bless Dear, hope you feel better quickly!

    Masked Chicken: Rest your back, Feed your head. I think that’s it.

  43. Bea says:

    Chicken soup
    Dry Toast
    Ginger Ale
    Prayers for you
    Hope you feel better in the morning.

  44. irishromancatholic says:

    Dear Father prayers on the way for you.
    If you could, please also pray for Dennis McCoy the founder and Catholic publisher of Neumann Press After fighting leukemia for thirteen years, he has been diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma. He is lying in terrible pain in a Minneapolis hospital. They don’t know his chances, but the outlook is grim since he has had multiple rounds of chemotherapy treatment over the years and he will be turning seventy four.
    He founded the Neumann Press in the late 1970’s in his garage with no money, just allot of talent and great faith that God would provide. Back in those dreary days it was very unfashionable to support the Tridentine Mass and publish and republish books that would explain it’s beauty and value. In spite of opposition, with a pioneering spirit, he supported the Tridentine Mass’s liberation with a fierce loyalty to the Holy Father.
    In 2008, a combination of large publishing house’s printing his titles, a bad economy, and the digitization of books wiped out three-fourths of his employees and his retirement.
    Life has been difficult.
    Dennis and his family read this blog and I am sure it would bring a smile to his kind, old Irish face to know that it’s readers were praying for him in his time of agony.

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