Elsewhere I asked about your good news. This news, however, deserves its own post.
The Seven Sisters in a nutshell: 7 women and perhaps a couple alternates, commit for 1 year to 1 hour of prayer for 1 priest each week. Hence, there is a lady on Monday, one on Tuesday, etc., ideally in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
Since I posted a call for a Seven Sisters for Fr. Christensen, I received this:
There are 21 intercessors for the good Father!
We will cover him with Holy Hours morning, noon and night…
3 holy hours each day!
The Anchoress wants to make contact with Fr Christensen –
and let him know the good news! The first Hour was offered last Sunday – and
less than one week later – we have three Holy Hours each day! All glory to God!
I’ve helped to get them all connected, and so my work here is done… for the time being.
This means that Father has THREE Holy Hours a DAY being raised up to God.
Some time back, Fr. Christensen wrote this:
I am personally at peace with this, although I have my moments. I am convinced that this is a mysterious gift from God through the hands of Our Lady of Fatima to bring me to salvation and entrust me with the mission to live my priesthood in a new way. The way of the cross that Jesus is inviting me to walk will not be easy, but He and His holy Mother Mary will uphold me. I continue to do my best to surrender myself to Jesus knowing that He will take care of everything.
I ask all of you to pray for a miraculous healing through the intercession of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen using the following prayer.
Eternal Father, You alone grant us every blessing in Heaven and on earth, through the redemptive mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and by the working of the Holy Spirit. If it be according to Your Will, glorify Your servant, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his prayerful intercession (mention your request here – [the swift, complete and lasting healing of Fr. Christensen’s ALS]). I make this prayer confidently through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
That was some time ago. His condition is much worse now. I believe he writes email with eye movement and he has to have 24/7 care.
Dear readers, Fr. Christensen has asked that you pray for miraculous healing through the intercession of Fulton Sheen.
What inevitably happens next is that people, well-meaning of course, then post comments like: “I’ll pray for you especially to St. Ugthred and St. Wilibrod, my favorite saints.” To which I respond, “Thanks! But would you please pray to Fulton Sheen, like Fr. C asked?” And then get back, “Okay! And St. Joan the Astonishing, too!” Which brings the next volley: “Please just ask Fulton Sheen?” Which results in, “Okay, and Jesus and Mary and all the Saints!”
At which point I pound my head against the desk.
For a miracle to be useful for a cause, there must be a way to substantiate that prayers for intercession were raised that THAT PARTICULAR Venerable or Blessed. If the cause hears that virtually everyone is being evoked, it becomes less likely that the miracle will be helpful for the cause.