Friends of the Little Portion Hermitage

I’ve always loved John Michael Talbot and admired his work, both in music, and as a leader in the Christian community. That said, *this* Little Portion has nothing to do with John Michael’s Little Portion.  But it’s still a very cool and Catholic thing. My friend Kevin Lowry at the Coming Home Network gives the scoop: Brother Rex Anthony [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Could you please pray and/or ask your readers for prayers for our family. My husband will be jobless come June 30th. We have been applying for jobs like crazy everywhere and nothing has materialized at this point. We have 5 small kids including a new one that we welcomed in October. I [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Our family is in need of some extra prayers. My daughter,Beatrix, has VACTERL association, a collection of birth anomalies that have kept her in the hospital since her birth back in July 2013. We have endured through several surgeries and procedures since then, even making it home for a whole two weeks. [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: One of my younger brothers is going through a trial separation from his wife of 17 years. He’s a good guy with certain character flaws that make this, shall we say… not too much of a surprise… but any and all prayers appreciated. Father, hear our prayer for the healing of this [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I’m writing to ask for prayers for a woman I hardly know who confided to me many hardships she’s going through all at once, including the end of a marriage, troubled children, and unemployment. I don’t know if she has very many people in her life to pray for her, so any [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please post a prayer request for my pregnant daughter-in-law, Kristin, who’s had a bleeding episode and may need an early C-Section. The baby is all right so far, at about 7 months gestation. She’s in the hospital getting stabilized. Father, hear our prayer for a safe and healthy delivery for mom and baby.  Mother [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I’ve recently requested prayers for my friend who has a rare form of bone cancer. She’s had the surgery, which involved removing her left pelvic bone and part of her hip bone. She was sent to rehab to help her learn to walk again, a difficult task for anyone. Unfortunately, she heard [Read More...]

Please pray…

…for a reader who is struggling with depression. Thanks! [Read more...]

God have mercy!

It’s beginning to look like the whole town of Oso (population 180) was killed in that landslide.  Father, help them find survivors, grant eternal peace to the dead, and comfort the survivors through your Son Jesus.  Mother Mary, pray for them! And protect the rescue workers and people downstream from any catastrophic flash flood. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Another prayer request to add to the pile. God bless you Mark for being such a wonderful and visible prayer request hub and know that your intentions are also in my own prayers. Fr. Michael “Catfish” Mireau of Edmonton, Canada, is a chaplain with the local Catholic school board. In September he [Read More...]

Prayer Request and a Possible Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Prayers, please, for my friend John, who is doing life in an Illinois prison. He recently converted to Catholicism based on the influence of a friend. His friend has, for some reason, lost interest and doesn’t want to go to Mass anymore. John is lonely and isolated, surrounded by all kinds of [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I grew up in one of those “Constantine was the first Pope” Protestant homes and am still dependent on my parents for pretty much everything because of a disability. They didn’t take my conversion well, and certainly wouldn’t drive half an hour for Mass and Confession. After I got witnessed to, it [Read More...]


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