|Written by Michael Fones|
|Thursday, 13 November 2008 02:56|
Please pray for two wonderful women in my life: Sr. Renilde Cade, OP, and Mrs. Patricia Mees Armstrong. Sr. Renilde is a member of the Tucson Dominican community of which I am a member. A week ago she fell and fractured her skull. Her brain is badly bruised and she has been in what's called a "stuporous state" for the past week. She floats in and out of consciousness, and initially when she was conscious, she would speak, although incoherently. She has stopped speaking when she's conscious, and the doctors are concerned that she is not improving.
Pat is a dear friend and parishioner at St. Thomas More University Parish in Eugene, OR, where I served as pastor for six years. She has had cancer for as long as I've known her, and has fought incredibly hard to stay alive - I think mainly to help her husband, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She fell yesterday and is suffering from a brain hemorrhage. If she recovers, she will be placed in assisted living.
Thank you very much. We must not underestimate the power of prayer - even for strangers.