A reader writes:
There is a woman I know named Ambra who is dying from breast cancer as I write this. She was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. Ambra refused to consider abortion and refused chemotherapy until her son was born. She gave birth, has had a double mastectomy, and is now dying from the cancer that is swiftly metastasizing throughout her body. She is on chemotherapy, but her chances of survival are bleak. I know that your readers pray for people who request it, so I am writing to request their prayers for this woman who literally chose to die so that her son would live.
Father, hear our prayer for Ambra. Grant her a miracle of healing in body, soul, and spirit or, if that is not your will, the grace of a happy death. Give her caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, skill, creativity, insight, and the proper technology to assist in her healing and give her and all who love her grace, strength, peace, consolation, faith, hope, and love through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, St. Luke, and St. Gianna Molla, pray for her.
Another reader writes:
Earlier I had asked for prayers for a screwed-up situation in my extended family. It has recently taken an unexpected 180 for the incredibly better. The screw, as it were, is turning the other direction.
The situation is still going on, but the way it has suddenly gone better can solely be by Divine intervention. Praise be to the Most High!
Father, all thanks and praise to you through our Lord Jesus Christ for this gracious blessing!
Greg at St. Bryce Missions writes:
As some of you may know from earlier conversations, our non-profit, St. Bryce Missions has incredible opportunity to bring hope and love to a group of people that has been on all our hearts and minds recently. Through a partnership with Preemptive Love Coalition, an organization with a proven track record on the ground in Iraq for more than a decade, we are endeavoring to raise funds to help the Archdiocese of Kirkuk put a two classroom addition on Our Lady Mary School that will allow them to admit 100 children of families who have been displaced by ISIS and are currently living in refugee camps. The need is urgent. School for these children does not only mean a chance to learn. It means safety, food and shelter too. It means emotional healing and a chance to live in a culture of peace.We need your help and we need it quickly. But we are not asking much. One double desk for the classroom addition can be purchased for $110. That equals you giving $10 and rallying ten of your friends to do the same. If one of those friends decides to rally her own group of friends, construction could begin on this project in the next couple of weeks!
I truly cannot imagine a better way to spend $10. Can you?
I am attaching a document that offers you details about the need and the collaboration between St. Bryce and Preemptive Love Coalition. It also tells you the exact ways we are asking you to consider helping. If you simply want to donate to the project, of course, we fully appreciate that. But we do hope you will also consider sharing the project with as many people as you can. We want to build a tribe of people who put love in action in Iraq together.
There are also a number of images attached that you can use in e-mails, blog posts, or social media outlets.
We hope you will join us in putting love in action in Iraq and making the world a better place for these children and their families. We are here to answer any questions you may have or provide you any support you might need. Please let us know how we can help you help our friends in Iraq.
Greg and Colleen Mitchell
St. Bryce Miss
Another reader writes:
Hey, would you be willing to share this GoFundMe campaign with your readers? We’re trying to help out a philosophy professor, at St. Edwards, and his family. Because of a new and unexpected addition to his family, they need to upgrade to a mini-van. A philosopher’s salary isn’t much, so any little bit help.