“Talitha cumi!” Mk. v:41

In your charity, please pray for another fellow pilgrim-family in need – The Rakuses of New Jersey, whose 6-year old darling Liz has a serious brain tumor. They were told it was beyond treatment. Nonetheless they are at St. Jude’s Hospital in Tennessee, where they are attempting therapy.

May Our most Merciful Lord Christ, risen from the dead, take this little girl by the hand and heal her as he gave new life to the little daughter of Jairus.

“And taking the maiden by the hand, he saith to her: Talitha cumi, which is, being interpreted: Damsel (I say to thee) arise.” Mark v:41, Luke viii:54 Read More

Kirk! How can you smile at a time like this?

To answer that headline question: probably because he has an old habit of laughing at his own suffering-self.

In your charity, please pray for the speedy & complete recovery of fellow pilgrim and founding co-organizer of the Pilgrimage, Mr. Kirk Kanzenbach of Athelstane, Wisconsin.

We are informed (thanks to fellow pilgrim, Mrs. Dennis Mitchell) that our faithful pilgrimage friend was injured on April 28 while cutting down a tree. According to an initial report, Kirk has suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, spinal compression, and some paralysis of his right arm etc. Read More

In your charity, remember fellow pilgrims

It is with deepest sympathy for the Sica Family that we ask all pilgrims to remember in prayer fellow-pilgrims Bob & his sons, Mrs. Sica and all the Family & friends who mourn the sudden loss of the Sica’s newborn infant daughter.

Mary Catherine Elizabeth was baptized and died only days later of unknown causes last month.

Surely the hope of eternal paradise for so pure a soul as the angels must be of great consolation to the parents and Family. We ask all pilgrims and men of good will to pray that God strengthen the Sicas in faith, and deal with them most mercifully during the present trial.

“And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.” (Rom. viii:28)

Those wishing to send a card of condolence may e-mail the Pilgrimage Director for the Sica’s postal address.