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Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?

Continued from THESE.

Let’s remember all who are ill, who will die soon, who have lost their jobs, and who are afraid.

I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Some are heart-achingly grave and urgent.

As long as my blog reaches so many readers in so many places, let’s give each other a hand. We should support each other in works of mercy.

If you have some prayer requests, feel free to post them below.

You have to be registered here to be able to post.

I still have a pressing personal petition.

ALSO…  I had this email.   A carpenter, family man, was crushed badly in a car accident.  He was in the Navy.  His wife works for the Little Sisters of the Poor!

Friends, this is an opportunity to perform an important work of mercy:

I don’t know if you remember me, but we had dinner together in Madison last June when my friend, __ …  I briefly spoke with you again at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception several months later, when Archbishop Cordileone said the Pontifical High Mass at the Throne.  I continue to keep you in my prayers, and thank you for all the good work you’re doing.

I’m writing, though, about a tragic accident suffered by a devoted member of the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Ligouri, the FSSP apostolate in Baltimore.  Andy Burke is an independent carpenter who has devoted his time and talent to the Shrine over the last several years, as his way of helping support and promote the TLM.  He was hit by a car on July 18 and suffered devastating injuries: his entire rib cage was crushed, his lungs collapsed, his heart was damaged, his leg and pelvis broken, and most dreadfully, his entire left arm had to be amputated.  You can imagine what that means for a carpenter!

Members of the men’s group at St. Alphonsus have started a GoFundMe page to help support the Burke family, for whom Andy is the sole breadwinner.

Please pray for him and remember him and his family in your Mass.  If you can, please also consider asking for prayers for him on your blog.

And finally, please consider posting a link to this fundraising effort, too, so that others may contribute.  The link is:


Thank you for your prayers, your dedication, and all your good work!  And thank you for the part you played in bringing my wife and me to the TLM.

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  1. Anneliese says:

    I pray this man and his family will be provided for during his recovery.

    Please also pray for me. For healing for myself and financial stability. And please pray for the G family.

  2. SanSan says:

    Done Father. Praying for Andy and his family. I pray that they trust in God and know that He will provide.

  3. Baritone says:

    Please pray for my family. I am looking for work or successful self-employment.

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  5. HighMass says:

    For our children to return to the Sacraments. In Thanksgiving for all God has blessed us with. To be healed from cancer that has returned.

    To be able to accept God’s Will.

    For the Church, and return of Latin Mass in our area

  6. acardnal says:

    Pray for Fr. John Hollowell’s swift and complete healing from brain cancer. Yesterday he Tweeted a photograph of his scarred head due to recent surgery!

  7. BrionyB says:

    Please pray for Fr Charles Briggs, parish priest of St Mary’s in Chislehurst, England, who is very ill and likely near the end of this life.

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