07 November 2009

Thanks for the prayers (UPDATE)

I am very grateful for the outpouring of prayers for Mama Becky!

Please add me to your list. . .

Along with thesis-writing anxieties, I am revisiting old "issues" and contemplating old choices.

Ah, memory!  Wasn't it St. Augustine who noted that memory is a blessing and a curse?

We can leave behind who we were. . .but who we were never leaves us, uh?

UPDATE @ 4.08pm:   Just got off the phone with my mom. . .she's been moved to an isolation unit.  The docs suspect swine flu.  She's in very good spirits, complaining about the lack of a decent shower. 

7 comments:

  1. Dear Father Philip, I feel a strange urge to share with you what a wise person told me when I was looking into a 3rd Order vocation: Vocation isn't just what we do for God; it's also what God does for us.

    Maybe that's timely, maybe not, but anyway you're in my prayers.

    All the best to you.

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  2. Complaining can be a good thing. She feels like complaining, that is.
    :0)

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  3. opey's right, when they feel good enough to be ornery it's a good sign.


    however, I will pray for you...just read an interesting post on old baggage....must be a theme.

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  4. Anonymous2:18 AM

    Dear Father,
    I will pray for you and may I please ask you and your readers to pray for a very special intention?

    It is rather private but urgent.

    thank you.

    pax christi


    M. Hoxha

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  5. Prayers from Texas for you, your Mom and M. Hoxha.

    In Christ,
    Soutenus

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  6. lois in Indy3:51 PM

    Praying. lois

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  7. Gregg the Obscure5:14 PM

    I empathise, Padre, people react oddly when I mention that I'd like to be better at forgetting.

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