URGENT ACTION ITEM! UPDATE on Fr. Dana Christensen: final earthly journey. Renew a petition to Ven. @FultonSheen for him.

Update on Fr. Dana Christensen:.   He is the young priest who has been struggling heroically with ALS.

More than ever now, pray for him.

Dear friends and family of Fr. Dana:

This is Annie, his sister. Our family wanted to let you all know that Fr. Dana has started his journey home to be with his Heavenly Father. He has been resting comfortably surrounded by family. We are all so humbled and grateful by all of your continued and faithful prayers for Fr. Dana and our family. We ask that you continue to pray for Fr., especially for a beautiful and peaceful passing when the Lord finally calls him home.

God bless,


Tomorrow I will offer Holy Mass for him and and will, news not withstanding –  in fact, because of it –  renew my petition to Ven. Fulton Sheen at the request of Fr. Christensen:

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


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  1. Kathleen10 says:

    Amen to your petition to Abp. Fulton Sheen, Father Z.
    God be with Fr. Dana. He offered himself up. What a brave soul. God be with his family as well. His pilgrimage is humbling to even contemplate.

  2. Eugene says:

    Being an email subscriber to his website I sadly received this earlier today and have been and thinking about him often today.
    A truly heroic and faithful priest of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. Veronica scriptor velum says:

    And if it so happens to be the Divine Will – after so much extreme suffering Fr Dana Christensen has humbly borne for years – should now depart this vale of tears, what unimaginable eternal joy must surely await this “alter Christus” in Heaven.
    Fervent prayers for Father and his family.

  4. beelady says:

    Praying to Venerable Fulton Sheen for a miracle for Father Dana.
    Also adding his family to my Rosary intentions.

  5. Facta Non Verba says:

    Father Christensen was a transitional deacon at my father’s funeral so many years ago. I think it was his first funeral as a deacon. He has been in my prayers ever since.

  6. LeslieJohnson says:

    My wife and I pray a daily rosary (in Latin) and have included this prayer asking for Archbishop Sheen’s intervention since Father Z first requested it some years ago. We will continue, and pray that Father Dana receives his reward in heaven.

  7. Facta Non Verba says:

    I just recalled that it was Father Christensen who led me to reading your blog Father Z, which led to a lot of other spiritual blessings (I’ll refrain from detail, but among other things, including a much better Confession practice- thank you!)

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