Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Prayer Request

My sister, Simone, is suffering terribly from cancer and the cancer treatments. Unfortunately, the prognosis is not good. I ask you to pray for her, her son (she adopted a young boy with some special needs), and my mother who is caring for them along with my dad who is recovering from knee replacement surgery.

Our religious sisters at St. Mary's, The Apostles of the Interior Life, are praying a novena to St. Padre Pio for my sister. I ask you to please pray it along with us. If you start today, the novena will end on the Feast day of St. Padre Pio - Sept 23.
Novena to St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
Say once a day for nine days

Dear God, Thou hast generously blessed Thy servant, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. Thou hast marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Thy Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and intense devotion in the celebration of Mass, he invited countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, I confidently beseech Thee to grant me the grace of (mention your intentions here). Amen.

Recite three Glorias.

If you can't pray the novena, please offer prayers for my sister.

1 comment:

American History said...

Keeping your sister in our prayers. We submitted a prayer request to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher thanks to http://HolyLandPrayer.com. God bless.