We begin this evening with a request from David@Montreal.
I've just learned that my much loved cousin Frank is undergoing a recurrence of his cancer. The news comes via dear Mam who spoke with Frank an hour ago. Mam is a generation which doesn't ask awkward questions, so I have no details on whether it is a recurrence of the leukemia or something new. That will only come when I have an opportunity to speak with Frank myself.Let us hold Frank and the entire family in our hearts.
David also asks "Prayers also all of those dealing with snow in the American north-east and in Newfoundland & Labrador please. For those trying to re-establish normalcy, but also with those who normally have no shelter of their own and those in transit. In both situations the accumulation is serious in many places."
We have heard reports from many dear friends, narrating the challenges this creates. David reminds of us those who normally have no shelter and those in transit. For them especially we offer prayer.
I thank those who have been praying for me. I have been trying to fend off a cold this past week and I do seem to have beaten it down under my feet, to borrow words from the Great Litany. Bill and I will catch a plane Tuesday en route to Istanbul. Prayers for our journey will be gratefully received. Almost everything that needs to be packed is now assembled. My three tasks between now and take-off are sewing the Lenten frontal for the altar and taking it to the church, going to work tomorrow, and packing. This all seems do-able.
Prayers for Jonathan and the Missus. We luffs you!
For Mark's ongoing recovery.
Allez, les Saints!