Thursday, February 6, 2014

Life is Full of Disappointments...

...some of the biggest are those that happen to loved ones. I just found out that our long distance running daughter who was looking forward to running the Boston marathon will not because of an injury last summer that has never healed properly. So instead of training for Boston she's heading in for surgery later this month, then six weeks in a cast, and then into a boot before she can begin regaining what's lost. The doctor says she will be able to get back to long distance running but it's still a big disappointment for her especially since she will have to requalify for Boston. Please pray for Tara's surgery and recovery. We're praying through the intercession of Fr. Hardon whom we depended on for my own recent rotary cuff surgery. If you have any challenges of your own, I recommend this holy priest as a powerful intercessor!

Almighty God, You gave Your servant,
Father John Anthony Hardon of the Society of Jesus,
the grace of religious and priestly consecration after the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Through Father Hardon,
You provided for your Flock an extraordinary teacher of the faith.
You entrusted Father Hardon into the loving
care of the Blessed Virgin Mary
whose counsel, "Do whatever he tells you" (Jn 2:5)
he faithfully followed and whose intercession he unceasingly invoked.
If it be Your holy will, please grant the request I now make,
calling upon the help of Father Hardon,
so that his heroic sanctity may be recognized in the whole Church.
I ask this through Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who
with You and the Holy Spirit, is one God forever and ever.

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