Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Would YOU join us in asking Padre Pio’s intercession for my good friend who is being assailed by cancer?



This week, I got some scary news. A good friend of mine has been battling cancer for some time. But he has found out that the malignant cells have multiplied and spread throughout his body.  Chemo starts in early June.

My friend has a good dollop of Irish blood, was born in England where he has spent his life, and he has worked tirelessly to encourage other people (especially young people) in the Catholic faith.  I carry an image in my mind of God showing him the people who have made it to heaven because of his support and the graces he has won for them by his prayers.

He has a beautiful wife, a large family of lovely kids, is an ardent supporter of the Tridentine Mass and has great stamina and generosity in praying for others.  I know few other people who pray for others as much as he does.   He offers the suffering and pain of his cancer for the good of young Catholics.  A friend of mine says that, ‘he’s in the super-leagues, offering physical suffering for other people’. 

Now he really needs my prayers – and yours.  If you pray for him, he will return your prayers in abundance.  Also, his children need their father, and God will reward you greatly for praying for him.  Please also pray for his four children.

We are starting a novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, where we will be asking Padre Pio to intercede on our good friend’s behalf.   Please come aboard and recite the novena with us.  You might leave a comment after this post if you are joining us in offering the novena.  If you can’t leave a comment, then we’ll know how many novenas were offered when we go to God.

God has blessed my friend before.  Last year, I prayed for him at the statue of St Peregrine at San Juan Capistrano, in California. But I placed my hand on the gash on St Peregrine’s leg and asked him to intercede for my friend. When I came home to London, my friend's doctor told him that the cancerous growth had disappeared – there is no scientific explanation for its vanishing.  
 
Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request)
Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.


II. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you." Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of.......(here name your request) Our Father...Hail Mary....Glory Be To the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

III. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away." Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of.....(here name your request) Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

37 comments:

  1. Will join novena

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  2. Look this over. http://thetruthaboutcancer.com/ Avoid chemo if at all possible.

    Mark

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  4. What is your friend's name to mention in the novena?

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    1. Dear Susan,

      Thank you so much. My friend would prefer not to give his name. He would be very grateful to you if you were to offer the novena for him.

      God bless you and your intentions

      Mary

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  5. I will pray the Novena for you friend <3

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  7. I started the novena today for your friend..I know the power of prayer...I will ask other people to pray also. God bless you.

    Marilyn

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  8. I have added your friend to my prayer.

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  9. I will pray tis novena for your friend, may God grant him a miracle and heal him/

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  10. i will say the novena for your friend!

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  11. I prayed for your friend

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  12. Prayers said. God bless him.

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  13. Please also include in your novena prayers my daughter karol's complete healing from cancer, too. We are on our third day of this novena and will surely include your friend and all other people battling the big C...with our Supreme C's (Christ) Divine Mercy and Great Love nothing is impossible...let us keep our Faith...

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    1. Dear Zhel,

      I will include your daughter, Karol's healing from cancer. THANK YOU SO MUCH for praying for my friend, especially when you have a sick daughter.

      GOD BLESS ALWAYS

      Mary

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  14. Do you want us to say just one day of this, or how many days, Mary? May God bless you and your friend and his family! Prayer is powerful. God is merciful.

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    1. Hi Margaret,

      Thanks for your question. If you can manage to say the full novena, of nine days, than that would be great.

      Mary

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  15. I will join the Novena

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  16. I will join the Novena..

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  17. I will join the novena. I also ask for prayers for my daughter who is getting ready for Bone Marrow Transplant.

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  18. i have started the novena and hope to finish it

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  19. I will join in prayer for your friend.

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  20. Dear Mary O´Regan, I have always admired Irish people and St. Patrick, I am from Nicaragua, Central America, a latinamerican Spanish country. This blog is beautiful and you are helping many people spreading catholic faith throughout the world, a good way to evangelize, sorry my English is not good.
    I encourage you to keep on going like this. I will pray for your friend´s healing. You have a great devotion to Padre Pio, a great Saint, a passionist; and to the Sacred Heart.
    God and His Mother bless you and your beautiful catholic country.



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  21. Prayed for your friend. He is healed.

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