For those who have been praying for young Declan, I have sad news. The Acting Director sent this note today:
With sad heart I share with you that Declan ... passed away at 2:20 EDT this morning.At Declan's Journey we read this from his mother:
For those who followed his journey know he fought a valiant fight until the very end.
May our hearts and prayers continue for the family at this time.
We are heartbroken but know Declan is at peace and his body is whole again.
Thank you for all your heartfelt prayers and words of encouragement. You all helped to make a living nightmare more bearable.
Let us pray.
O God, whose beloved Son took children into his arms and blessed them: Give us grace to entrust Declan, to your never-failing care and love, and bring us all to your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding, deal graciously with the Carmical family in their grief. Surround them with your love, that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.