Can I please ask for your prayers for the most wonderful priest in the world, Fr. Robert Maguire? He is a Cistercian at Our Lady of Dallas, and he teaches literature at the University of Dallas. He is the priest who brought me into the Church, convalidated our marriage, and baptized Sienna. He is in the hospital with a serious respiratory illness. He was in the ICU yesterday but is being transitioned out, thank God. He has particularly asked for the Divine Mercy chaplet to be said on his behalf, which I find so fitting. If the merciful will be shown mercy, then Fr. Maguire has it coming to him in buckets. Truckloads, even. He’s the only priest I’ve ever known who is endlessly merciful but never indulgent. You can find the chaplet here.
Many, many thanks in advance.
*Update: Charlotte told me on facebook that it was not a respiratory illness, but strep throat that abscessed and went septic. They had to surgically clean out the abscess and now he’s on major antibiotics. So please, redouble the prayers. Quadruple them if you can.