Lora (Calhoun ’78) McClamrock sends along the following prayer request for her husband, David (’85):
As many of you know, my husband David has been diagnosed with kidney failure on account of BPH (swelling of the prostate gland). The doctors say there is a 100 percent need for surgery. David has great devotion to Bl. Margaret of Castello, a patron of life. Please join us in praying this novena for a complete cure, that she may receive the miracle she needs for canonization.
And, please continue to pray for our family.
May God bless you, and may you have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Lora
To obtain her intercession
Almighty and Eternal God, the comfort of the afflicted, the strength of the burdened and the hope of the unwanted; may the prayers of those who call on you in any trouble be heard by you; so that all may rejoice to be helped by your Mercy in their need.
V. Pray for us, Bl. Margaret.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let Us Pray
O God, who wished Blessed Margaret be blind from birth so that the eyes of her soul, enlightened by your grace, might more clearly see the value of spiritual realities: graciously grant that we may perceive the hidden dangers in the world of darkness and safely reach our home of eternal light. Through Christ our Lord. Amen
Bl. Margaret of Castello
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, glorify your servant Bl. Margaret, by granting the favor we so ardently desire. This we ask in humble submission to God’s will, for His honor and glory and the salvation of souls.
(Dominican Nuns, Summit, N.J.)