Prayers for Matthew Kelly

I heard this week that Matthew Kelly, popular Catholic speaker and best-selling author, is fighting cancer.

Not wanting to spread an unconfirmed rumor, I checked with Matthew’s organization,  Today I received confirmation–they’ve sent his most recent newsletter.  Matthew writes:

Last Wednesday Meggie and I welcomed another beautiful boy into this world – Harold James Kelly. Little Harry is happy and healthy, and Meggie is doing quite well. We give thanks for the gift of new life.

I also discovered last week that I have a growth in my right kidney that needs to be removed. So I will be having surgery toward the end of July to have part of my right kidney removed. Please keep me in your prayers.

There is always something happening, isn’t there? What’s happening in your life? Everyone is dealing with something. Everyone is carrying something around. So, let’s be gentle with the people who cross our paths. You never know what they are dealing with.

God Bless Matthew and his family as they face this crisis, while getting to know their newest little gift from God.

Please join with me in remembering them in prayer.

  • totustuus333

    thank you for this information…I will pray for Matt

  • Kimberly

    Praying for Matthew and his family. But a growth is not confirmation that it is cancerous.

  • che

    In my prayers as well.

  • FatherDavid Lord

    I will pray for Matt!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nina Adams

    Our prayers are with you.

  • Suellen Ann Brewster

    St. Benedict, patron of kidney ailments, pray for Matthew. Also “end of July” means St. Ann to me, so, you too, please, St. Ann!

  • Jenny

    We are praying for you! I feel God’s hand is upon your family. Watch for the miracle to abound in abundance. Lifting you up right now!

  • jenny

    I am praying for you !

  • joni clark

    Lord, please strengthen this family who is so faithful in Your work….be with them as they face the stressful days ahead….Bring them comfort and relief and a miraculous outcome to the surgery on Matthew’s kidney….Let this be just a bump in the road for them and show them your loving care….amen

  • Gloria

    Praying for healing and restoration. My husband has had cancer 3 times – the first was kidney cancer, which was in 1993. The Lord has given us 20 years so far and the doctors are pleased with his health as of this date. We changed our living and food program asking Our Lord for guidance and He provided. May the Lord bless you as you seek Him for wisdom for your body. Congratulations on the birth of your child and may his father be healed.

  • JC

    im sorry im a recent admirer of Matthew Kelly and his words and guidance what is new with his health?

    • kathyschiffer

      Hi JC, This post is several months old, and I think Matthew is doing well. I receive posts from his organization almost daily, and they would tell me if he were again seeking prayer for a special need. Of course, none of us really knows when God will call us home; but as far as I know, Matthew will be with us for the foreseeable future!