Thursday, March 22, 2007

pray with me

We have found out that Mother's cancer has spread up to around her lungs and therefore, is stage 4. On the plus side, she is out of the ICU and could be sent home soon. She does needs to eat and regain some strength so she can start chemotherapy. She and I calmly talked the other evening about end of life issues and I told her that it would make me very happy if she would talk with our priest. He is a very kind and gentle man and will help immensely put her soul at ease. He met with her the next day and made her laugh. He had good things to say about her too, so I am encouraged and grateful. I am making a Novena to St. Joseph that she be healed and convert to the Catholic Faith.
O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen

2 comments:

scmom said...

I will be praying for your mother.

Denise said...

I will continue praying for your mom and your family. May you find God's peace in this difficult time--