Monday, June 29, 2015

Could You Say a Prayer for a Little Baby Named, Ned?

During the summer months, our daily Mass at BU is fairly small. Just a handful of us gather each evening.  Tonight, however, as I began Mass, there were several visitors with us. Then, after the Mass began, a large crowd of people arrived.  There were older folks, a lot of young adults, and several small children. 

After Mass, this very happy and clearly faithful group introduced themselves to me. They are a family from Texas and about 50 (!) of them travelled up to Boston this week because Ned, a beautiful one year old baby who was with them at Mass, will be undergoing serious surgery tomorrow morning at Children's Hospital.  I was really moved by the fact that fifty family members made the trip to support one another and that they came to Mass together.  How beautiful!

Could I ask you to stop and say a prayer for Ned right now? Please pray that his surgery is successful and that his family is given whatever they need to live through this moment. Let's pray together:

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 do we come, before Thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in Thy clemency hear and answer them. Amen.

Thanks everyone.

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