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Malcolm: Please pray for the intentions of Sister Anthony FSM of Alfreton on 13th June 2017 on the occassion of the Fest of St. Anthony of Padua,
Public User: Prayers for the support of the petiton for the beatification of John Bradburne by the Secular Franciscans in the UK. Go to: http://johnbradburne.com/beatification.php
Public User: Please pray for my former Parish Priest, Fr. Conrad Lowry, who is recovering from a serious illness. Also for me, Malcolm, as I am experiencing a serious crisis in my life. Thanks!
Please pray for the formation of a Fraternity near Bath or in Wiltshire my nearest one is some 50 miles away,
Public User: Please storm heaven with prayer for Winnie Hagans 13 yr old grand-daughter Rachel who is in Alder Hey Hospital awaiting heart surgery. There appear to be complications due to a prolonged cough and cold situation. Please also remember her mother Catherine and Winnie herself. Thank you
Adam: Please pray for my friend Ross in his mid 30s who has been ill for four years and in hospital since the first week of January with complications from brain tumours, and despite not being able to swallow or talk is still keeping up a good humour. God pray he gets better
Anne, Pax et Bonum: Please pray for my daughter, Elisabeth aged 40, who has had an aggressive bowel cancer removed which had grown to the outside. She went into hospital with suspected appendicitis. She has eight lymph nodes affected and now has to undergo fortnightly aggressive chemotherapy for six months.
Joel Rivera: For God's Graces and Blessings Can you also add me to your bulletin? thank you and god bless
Joel - we can add you to our mailing, but you will need to let us have your email - send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Public User: Please pray for my son who is struggling with eczema, and also that he grows close to Jesus. Thank you
Public User: Please pray for the soul of Declan Walsh who died today 24th February 2017 at 3 pm
Public User: For a happy Lent! Please pray for all ofs members on formation ...that the Holy Spirit guide, encourage, enlighten and counsel them and the formators as well. Amen!
Robert: For the grace of healing and reconciliation in my marriage.
Public User: Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mrs. Joan Margaret Quinn SFO who was part of the former Consett Fraternity. She was aged 84 years and died on January 26th, 2017. Requested by Miss Maggie Quinn [Joan's daughter]
Roger: Please pray for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (38yo), a UK mother and charity worker (with dual British and Iranian citizenship) who has lost her appeal against a five-year prison sentence in Iran. She was detained while trying to leave the country with her baby daughter after visiting relatives in April 2016. The couple's two-year-old daughter has remained in Iran after the government confiscated her passport, and is being looked after by her grandparents. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, from London, has highlighted her deteriorating health while in jail and her anguish at her separation from her daughter.
Roger: please pray for Brenda Corker, newly admitted member of the Ipswich ‘Blessed John Duns Scotus’ Fraternity, as she begins her period of candidacy.
Public User: I will be on a pilgrimage to Fatima in between 15/1/17 and 22/1/17.Please pray for me that my pilgrimage is successfully and fruitful.
Public User: Roger: please pray for various intentions that have been submitted to us for prayer: that Thomas may find kind friends and be comforted by his faith; for the intentions of Edmund Krzeminski; for Andrew who has Asperger's and finds life so very difficult. He is very sad at the moment. Please pray that he may know the peace of God.
David Gleave: Please remember Alice Heerey in your prayers - she is due to have an operation on 30th January.
Helen: Thank you for prayers, which are being answered: family members' mental health issues currently much imprived. Please continue to pray Jesus will show himself to them, and they may draw close to him in their lives.
Paula ofs: Please pray for my brother Danny Stewart who died this morning. So glad I got to see him and have lovely memories of that time
info: Please pray for Josephin who has made many impassioned requests for our prayers. In her pain and disappointments she is reaching out, pleading, to God. Please pray that she is able to feel the Father's loving embrace and guidance, and that she may find peace, love and joy and fulfilment.
info: Helen [NB: this Helen is NOT Helen MacGilp]: Please pray my family will be healed of their mental health issues and will be come to know the loving presence pf Jesus in their lives.
kevin our lady an st pio ofs leeds: please prayer for elizabeth a romanian no fixed address 38 wks pregnant that she will be blessed with secure accommadation in leeds
lyn bradbury: Im currently on holiday and have spent the whole time ill getting progressively sicker from cough to pneumonia I have till friday here ..Please pray for a recovery and that by my journey home time I will feel better.
praying that you make a quick recovery, Lyn, and that you are able to enjoy some good holiday time!
Public User: my email is not active Roger or others can get in touch on fb messenger
Public User: Please pray for my son Ian who is in his 4th year at Allen Hall Seminary - he is about to start his degree course and to receive his Ministry of Acolyte. Please also pray for my daughter Alexandra who is very much in need of prayer
Andrea Hambleton: Public User (Angela Bradley): Prayers please for John Jones, he is in hospital in London with end stage ameloidosis
Angela Bradley: Please pray for Shawn Howard of Bracknell fraternity who was hospitalised after a fall. He has had surgery to remove a blood clot from is brain. God grant him complete recovery.
Public User: Please pray for Richard, brother of Ursula Mott, who is gravely ill.
Sadly Richard passed away. Please pray for his grieving family
Public User: Please pray for Jean Balmont, ofs, Barry Fraternity who is in hospital.
Thanksgiving for prayers answered
Christine Devlin ofs minister St Clares: Please remember our Vice Minister Francis McAndrew and his father, John who sadly passed away this morning
Michael Mortimer: Please pray for me on the 8th.July 2016,this Friday,the 60th.Anniversary of my Secular Franciscan Profession.
rogerofs: Please pray for two members of the Hertford (London region) fraternity who died recently: Fee (Felicitas) Ratcliffe ofs, who died 29th May 2016, and Joan King who died 25th March 2016 (Good Friday). May they live on in peace! Please also pray for the sole surviving member of the Hertford fraternity, Angela Crosby ofs, who is a full time carer for her husband who has Parkinson’s disease.
Public User: Please pray for Philip McKen ofs who is in hopital and has picked up an infection.
Philip died peacefully at home on 15th June. Please pray for the repose of his soul. May God bless and comfort those who mourn him.
JAISON JOHN: 1. Strong relationship with Jesus through personal prayer and be filled with Holy spirit.Hunger for the WORD OF GOD 1A. pray for my non christian friend to be healed with JESUS,my mother's health issues. 1B. Pray for my uncle,to attend a retreat and be blessed his family by JESUS 2. Peaceful and witnessing catholic family life,family prayer,understanding,love and care,child care etc. 3. Our responsibilities and disciplined life 4. Bless our family with more children(Wife's back pain and other health issues) 5. Our Jesus youth ministries and other activities 6. My Research work and wife’s house activities for the glory of the lord jesus 7. Getting a job
Public User: Please pray for a special intention of one of Blackley's members (Mancheater, N W region)
rogerofs: In this month of May, may we pray to Our Lady to help us, and to help all her children who suffer. On Monday 23rd May Islamic State bombs killed nearly 150 people and wounded at least 200 in Jableh and Tartous (Tartus), two cities on Syria's Mediterranean coast. This was a previously safe region to which hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled from rebel attacks, according to Aid to the Church in Need. Maronite Catholic Bishop Antoine Chbeir of Lattakia said: “If there are no safe areas in Syria, still more people will leave the country, probably for good. Our priests and people are on the scene,” he added. “We care for people not because of their particular religion but because they are human beings. In this month of May, we are praying to Our Lady to help us.”
rogerofs: "I have no words to describe all the suffering I see on a daily basis." Franciscan Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, who has been working for almost two years now in Aleppo, northern Syria, is asking Christians throughout the world to pray for the city. "Never, since the beginning of this terrible war were things as bad as they are now.“Rockets and bombs are raining down on churches, mosques, schools and hospitals. The number of “nervous breakdowns are increasing, and we now have so many psychological illnesses as a result of the war. There is so much misery. But at least I thank God that through his grace I am able to be a good Samaritan to all the suffering people. I try to console them with the word of God, but also with deeds of corporal mercy. We have really become fathers, and still more mothers, to the people, trying to bind up their wounds tenderly, like a mother.“ Yet, “though the cross the local Christians are carrying is very heavy, this suffering also creates a communion with God and with one another such as I have never seen before. My faith and my priestly vocation have grown here in Aleppo."
Public User: I am attending a very important meeting on Tuesday afternoon regarding the future of my son who has special needs. Please pray that the Lord will enlighten all those attending including myself. Dear Lord please be with me at that meeting, be my voice and my heart.
Public User: Please pray for Mr Mason, a very special and dedicated school teacher, he is in the UK for cancer treatment. May the Lord be with him at all times, giving him strength and mercy.
Public User: Please pray for my daughters boyfried Luke and my friends son James. They have both gone to interviews regarding Masters and job oportunity. Please pray for their success.
Christine Frendo : Divine Mercy Fraternity- Gibraltar - please pray for future events : 32 members & Uk members going to Assisi in Midterm this year. 6 members travelling to Ethiopia in February 2017 to work on site for Gibmission Africa. Gathering in Gibraltar April 2017.
Helen MacGilp: Judith died at home on Mull surrounded by her loving family and supported by the sacraments. Judith will be greatly missed among us. May she rest in peace and rise in the full glory of the Risen Christ. Amen.
rogerofs: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Almond of the North East Region, Leeds Bradford Fraternity, who died on Saturday 23rd April 2016. His funeral will be held on Friday 6th May at 10am at the Holy Spirit Church, 18 Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike WF16 9EB. Michael was professed for over 24 years. Michael was very active and committed to his charities. He prayed outside the abortion clinics among other activities. Tirelessly he conduct fund raising and last year with his team raised £5,000 for Mary’s Meals. We remember his family in our prayers, his wife Irene, and Katie and Stephen his children.
Helen MacGilp: Please pray for Judith Spellman who is very sick. She is at home with her loving family. May the Lord give them HIs peace.
Alexandra: For a friend who is undergoing leg amputation surgery
Anonymous: Please pray for my fiance Patrick who has a terrible addiction to prescription painkillers. After rehab and a necessary surgery, he has sadly relapsed again and I am very afraid that he will never get sober, lose his life to this and will never know God's love for him. Please pray for his miraculous healing from addiction and for his conversion, and for God's will to be done in our relationship. I am also praying to discern God's will for our engagement. Thank you so much.
Suzanne: My catholic nephew will be getting "married" outside the church in a secular ceremony without dispensation from his bishop. My husband and I are not attending his "wedding" and my family is angry at us for this. Please pray for my nephew to understand his sin and to have his marriage con-validated in the church. Please pray also for my family to become more educated, faithful Catholics. Thank you.
Public User: We visit a hostel for ex prisoners and currently there is a Catholic there who has talked of going to Confession. He got cold feet today when one of our visitors arranged to collect him and take him to our church. The young man's name is Craig. Plase pray for him and all the young men who pass through this establishment in the hope that they will make some good with thier lives and come to know the forgiving and merciful Jesus who loves them.
Public User: Winnie Hagan is making a good recovery and has had Mass said for all the intentions of those who have held her up in prayer
Helen MacGilp: Please pray for Salvina Pudinnu (Blessed John Duns Scotus Fraternity) and her family as they mourn the loss of her father. May he rest in peace.
Public User: Andrea Hambleton ofs: Your prayers are asked for Doreen Varley, ofs Minister Nottingham Fraternity who underwent mastectomy surgery on Monday last. Doreen is at home and cheerfully tells me the procedure was successful. Let's keep her in our prayers as she gathers her strength.
Public User: Pray that John Bradburne's saintly life as a Third Order Franciscan will be widely promoted by the Secular Franciscans in the United Kingdom
Michael ofs: Michael Marshall ofs peace in the community consultant St Clare's Blackley. for the secretary of St Clares fraternity Manchester , for his wife admtted to hospital with a suspected stroke. Pax et bonum. St Francis pray for us
His wife was admitted tonight
Christine Devlin ofs minister St Clares: PRAYERS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED FOR MAUREEN QUINLAN THE WIFE OF OUR SECRETARY AT ST. CLARES. THEY ARE AT PRESENT ON ROUTE TO SALFORD ROYAL HOSPITAL, THEY THINK SHE HAS HAD A STROKE
Christine Devlin ofs minister St Clares: Please remember Winnie Hagan ofs in your prayers. she is a past minister and present treasurer of St Clares Fraternity Blackley she is awaiting heart surgery and various other medica concerns keep delaying this operation taking place. she was informed that it should take place before the end of Sept last. she really needs our prayers
Winnie is going into hospital today for her heart surgery please pray especially for her at this time.
Public User: Please pray for Marilyn Binggeli for her pain and cancer be healed; please pray for Sara Bischop and family. Thank you and God bless.
Andrea Hambleton ofs, Minister Midland Region: Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Mary Williams ofs who died on 29 January aged 88. Mary was one of the last four members of Sutton Coldfield fraternity which closed in 2013.
Derrick Tranter ofs: Please continue to pray for Philip McKen ofs who has Barrett's Oesophasgus and Ulcer of Oesophagus but who was initially informed he had cancer. In 10% of men this illness does develop into cancer. Thank you
Paula ofs: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maryann Morgan, the mother of our adopted son Daniel Pearce. They have been on regular contact for many years and Dan was with her when she died.
Pat: Please pray for my ex's mother, Mare, (pronounced Mar-rey), who is very ill in hospital in Bosnia.
Phil Chavez: I'm 43 ,Never been in a relationship..Please Pray GOD brings me (Phil Chavez) women companion for loving relationship in JESUS Name Amen.Pray GOD brings me relationship exceedingly abundantly above what i can imagine in JESUS Name Amen
Sean Ward ofs: Please pray for a friend of mine who died suddenly yesterday (16 December), for her husband and children and especially for her mother who is 95 years of age and very frail.
Michael ofs : Michael Marshall ofs For the future of the OFS after New Year. for my brother to stay cancer free and for my own special intentions.
for the repose of the soul of a dearly beloved friend
Karen: To speak with and see Basia again
Public User: Please pray for all those involved in the terrible events in Paris in Friday and for some wisdom for those involved in deciding on how to respond
Submitted by Paula
Andrea Hambleton: Please pray for Patrick McGuire ofs who underwent surgery for lung cancer on Monday (9 November). Patrick is Vice Minister, Clay Cross fraternity and of the Midland Region.
Public User: Please continue to pray for my brother Richard whose cancer has spread and his condition has deteriorated. Also, for my cousin Maria, who has multiple myeloma (cancer of blood and bone) and who is currently in hospital. I ask for prayers for the London Region Elections on 21st November, that a good council may be elected to serve the region with love and compassion. Ursula
Public User: Please pray for the repose of the soul of my father in law .please also pray for my husband Sami who has flown out to Montreal to sort out his fathers affairs and the funeral . As we had just both returned from visiting families overseas I could take more time off to go with him . He is arranging the funeral for next Saturday and is possibly going to be the only person at the funeral as neither of his sisters feel able to travel across Canada and his father no longer has any contacts outside the home he was in for the last few years with dementia . It is a sad end but I would be grateful if we at least pray for him. Dorothy Harte
rogerofs: Please pray for an anonymous petitioner, 46 years old: who lost one father at the age of three through divorce, and a second father at the age of twelve, again through divorce. “Please pray that we be whole again. And my niece and my daughter get married and have a wholesome life with their husbands.” This person's marriage “has been on the rocks a few times and God has saved me each time.” “Life has been difficult and I often think about my fathers and how they are doing. Please pray that we unite in spirit and continue as a whole family, and that our marriages are stable and strong and long lasting.” This person “would like to succeed in life and marriage so your prayers will help enormously.” We are thanked in advance.
rogerofs: Please pray for Maria Hilton who was minister of the Stratford fraternity, London region for many years. She is now very ill and in intensive care in hospital.
Public User: Paul Miller died this morning with his family around him .Please pray for him and continue to pray that his family will respond to one another with love respect.
Pam (Leek St Mary\'s): Please pray for David, who is homeless and relying on friends for accomodation.
David is my son, who is staying with his friend, as he tries to save up for a depoisit for a flat. Please pray for him, that his depression does not return and he stays resillient. Thank you, Pamela Power, Minister, Leek St Mary's Fraternity
Pam (Leek St Mary\'s): Please pray for Kash who is seriously ill in hospital awaiting a heart transplant
Kash has been in hospital for 4 months now and will not be well enogh to come home untill he has a heart transplant. He has a rare genetic heart problem that his children are either carriers of or have inherited. His wife and family are feeling the strain and Kash needs your prayers to keep his spirits up. He is a devout and loving Siekh, who's wife is a Christian, and has appreciated all your prayers and the gifts of Rosaries, prayer cards and Lourdes Holy Water given to him: he washes each day in the Holy Water.
Pam (Leek St Mary\'s): Please pray for Leslie Power who is extremely frail and no longer able to swallow.
Leslie Power, Stephen, our Vice Minister's Father, died peacefully with his family at his bedside, on Monday 5th October 2015. He is now reunited with his wife, Irene Power, who died three months ago. Thank you for all your prayers. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
Public User: please pray for Paul Miller currently in hospice respite he has cerebral tumour.His family are now distrustful of one another a lot of responsibility falling on the oldest son who is showing signs of stress and needs to learn how to stand back a little and let others share the care.
Angela Bradley: Please hold Michael and Anne Simmonds of Bedford fraternity in your prayers. Yesterday their son, Francis and the other pilot were killed in the light aircraft crash at Chigwell. He leaves a young widow and an eight year old son, Joseph. God comfort them all.
rogerofs: Please pray for Mary Lambert ofs and David Morton ofs (both members of the Ipswich ‘Blessed John Duns Scotus’ Fraternity) who made their professions on Saturday 19th September 2015.
rogerofs: Please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear sister Nora Cyril ofs, of the Stratford fraternity, London region, who died earlier today (Tuesday 29th September, the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael). Nora was professed as a secular franciscan in 2009. She died wearing her Tau. Eternal rest give unto her, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
The funeral of our sister Nora will take place at St Francis church, Stratford, London, at 12.15 on Wednesday 14th October.
Public User: pray for Jamie age 30 who collapsed and died on Saturday he was a resident of a Mental Health Unit offer rehabilitation to sufferes with complex and long standing problems.
Public User: Please pray for Mary de Wolf ofs who has suffered a bereavement of a dear friend.
lyn bradbury: for Samantha and Rogers marriage which is in difficulties.
Public User: We are now only a few days away from our National Visitation and Elective Chapter. Please pray for all our delegates as they reflect on the last 3 years and as they prepare to form a new National Council. May all our thoughts, words and actions be inspired by the Gospel. 'Enlighten the darkness of our hearts and give us true faith, certain hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge Lord, so that we may carry our Your holy and true command.' Amen
rogerofs: Please pray for the work of the 8th World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, from the 22nd to the 27th of September, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family, which will conclude with a Papal Mass on Sunday September 27th. The main purpose of the World Meeting of Families is to celebrate the role of the family in society. And Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, says "Through solidarity, people are called to be one family that shows fraternity among each other. So all these barriers and walls that are being built, are actions against the family and the spirit of fraternity.” The World Meeting of Families Prayer is: “God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our Savior, you have made us your sons and daughters in the family of the Church. May your grace and love help our families in every part of the world be united to one another in fidelity to the Gospel. May the example of the Holy Family, with the aid of your Holy Spirit, guide all families, especially those most troubled, to be homes of communion and prayer and to always seek your truth and live in your love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
rogerofs: St Francis and St Clare intercede for us as we ask God to guide the world leaders who will participate in the UN Sustainable Development Summit (which starts with a speech from Pope Francis in New York on 25 September), as these leaders seek to agree the seventeen new sustainable development goals that aim to eradicate poverty by 2030. Creator God, we give you thanks for the gifts of your creation. Inspire us to come together and reach out in solidarity with our sisters and brothers throughout the world. And lead us all to play our part by making changes to better love our neighbours and to care for your creation.
Angela Bradley ofs: Please pray for Peter Groves who died last December. He is the husband of Ann Groves ofs of Kingston Fraternity
Steve Power OFS: Please pray for Brother Bigirinana's mum who's husband was killed in genocide in Burundi.
Public User: Please pray for the repose of Stephen Power's (Vice Minister Leek St.Mary's) mum's soul who died on 26th June this year. A devout Catholic who struggled for many years with Scizophrenia. She is now at peace. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithfull departed, by the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Pam (Leek St Mary\'s): Please pray that our five visitors to our fraternity continue to explore their attraction to our order and if it is Gods will, and their vocation, let them continue to Profession.
Pam (Leek St Mary\'s): Please pray for Mike Brock, who has cancer and has lived for over a year past the doctors expectations. Please pray that he continues to stay well for as long as possible.
Pam (Leek St Mary\'s): Please pray for Elsie's son. Elsie is one of our ofs members who's son is waiting for the results of medical tests
Pam (Leek St Mary\'s): Please pray for Veronica ofs and Phyllis ofs, who both have breast cancer
Pam (Leek St Mary\'s): Please pray for Jo who has bladder cancer.
Public User: Please pray for Victor, who is deaf and his sight is in danger.
Public User: please pray for the repose of the soul of Laurence (Lol) Leneaghen of St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria. Also for his widow Winnie and family. R.I.P.
Derrick Tranter pfs: Please pray for Philip McKen of Isleworth Fraternity who has had a number of strokes and TIA's. He also has Polycystic kidney disease with numerous cysts in both kidneys. Also he has the beginning stages of Vascular parkinsonism and overall cerebrovascular disease.
Angela Bradley ofs: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Gwen Neri ofs, Plymouth Fraternity. Although unable to attend fraternity meetings for years she continued to pray every day with her OFS handbook. y
Public User: Baby Oliver, his Mum and Grandmother Jane Canon ofs. Oliver was born with cysts in his lungs and needs surgery.
rogerofs: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Anne Power who died on Thursday 3rd September 2015. Anne's funeral will be held at the Church of St Anne Line at South Woodford on 29th September at 11am. Anne was professed as a secular franciscan over 53 years ago. Please also remember in your prayers her husband Bob Power who died on 11th May this year, and had been professed for over 62 years. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Angela: for continued commitment to the Gospel life
Helen MacGilp: Please pray for Veronica (minister of Craigmillar fraternity) and her family. Veronica's husband died very suddenly last Friday.
Virginia: Please, pray for our brothers and sisters suffering religious persecution in the Middle East, also in Africa and Asia.
rogerofs: Please pray for Nora Cyril ofs, of the Stratford fraternity, London region, who is in the Margaret Centre, the palliative care unit of Whipps Cross Hospital. She is wearing her Tau, and was thinking of the Hymn of St Francis when I visited recently.
Roger Yelland: Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Selvam Aloysia John who died on 10th August (as I understand it: though it could possibly have been 11th August). He is the brother of Jothi Christian (London Region Presence in the World Minister, and Stratford fraternity Minister. Jothi has flown home to be with her family. Please pray for her and the family also. Eternal rest give unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Virginia: Please pray for Fr Tony who died recently.
rogerofs: that we finish this site without all of us losing our marbles.
I will be praying for that request Roger!