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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Urgent prayer request!


I just got this e-mail update:

Hello all.

I have an urgent prayer request for some excellent youth ministers like yourselves!

Yesterday our friends Brad & Libby Dupont rushed their 2.5 month old baby to the hospital. We don’t know a lot of details.

Not to long ago Brad and Libby had a baby boy (Peter) pass away unexpectedly, and it's possible that the same genetic complications may be happening with their baby girl- Gianna.

Could all of you take a moment right now to storm the heavens with intercessory prayer? Remember Gianna in your daily prayers and specifically when you go to Mass, offer her up.

It is our ability to stand in the gap through prayer that changes the world! Please Please Please pray for the Dupont family, for healing and strength during these difficult and unclear times.

Friends of the DuPonts will be fasting tomorrow for their intentions. Please join us! If you cannot fast from food, maybe think of something else you could offer up for the day.

Also we will end the fast with an hour of prayer at the NET Alumni chapel from 9pm to 10pm.

Thanks so much, we all have hope, God is good!
Please pass this on to whoever will pray!

~Joe Roueche & Julie Carleton~

A young couple who work as youth ministers at a parish in the metro area is in need of all of your prayers - their new baby is in the hospital, with high acid levels and the liver is not functioning properly. A few years ago, they lost another baby and it began in the same way. I cannot imagine the suffering and worry that they are experiencing right now, and implore you and everyone to pray for this family. They are a joyful, faithful and devout family who trust in the Lord, and in His holy will, but we are reminded of Mary's confidence in prayer and the result of her intercession at Cana - and we too dare to implore Him, through her!

Please spread the word, we need to storm heaven - there has been enough sorrow and grief of late. We must beg the Lord for this ray of hope and life, while asking for the grace to accept His will, and to stand besides this family faithfully!

Father, for the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

St. Gianna, you who know what it is like to have a daughter in danger of death, pray for her.

Mother Mary, intercede for us in this dark hour:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins our mother. To thee we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us. Amen.


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