Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one; and even though they suffered on different days, they were as one. Peter went first and Paul followed. And so we celebrate this day made holy for us by the apostles' blood. Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labors, their sufferings, their preaching, and their confession of faith. from a Sermon by St. Augustine, Bishop.
TSO reports that his friend Ham has a consulting job that may develop into something permanent. Please pray that Ham and the job are a good fit and that good comes of this.
Please continue to pray for Dylan
For Kris in Galesburg IL. who a year ago was diagnosed with cancer; now she faces treatment for a cancer that has spread. The local group is invoking the Blessed Gianna Beretta Mola.
For Chris K. whose experimental treatment did not yield the expected results, that more traditional methods will help to end this terrible disease.
For Akim, a blogger (not of St. Blogs, so far as I know) perilously close to the edge and calling out for help.
For Heather as she continues to undergo therapy to assist her living in greater harmony with the world.
For Gordon's brother, Sean, who is once again depressed and in bad cricumstance.
For Chris, of Maine Catholic and Beyond, who vanished from our midst with nary a word and has not been back since, that all goes well for him and for his family.
For Franklin, Katherine, and family as they travel, for safety, comfort, peace, refreshment, and renewal.
For Linda against discouragement under difficult circumstances
Prayers for Jeff Culbreath and the renewed success of his printing business.
For Brain Savio O'Connor, victim of conscience and Christian Witness in Saudi Arabia
A special request from two gentleman battling particularly troublesome and besetting sins for grace and help as they continue forward.
For those struggling against self to attain holiness, that the Good Lord will raise up new Saints for our times, visible beacons that draw all people toward Christ.
For my isolate Carmelite Brother and Sister in NY (Mr. and Mrs. O) one of whom is battling cancer, the other who has Parkinson's and has recently broken a bone, may God be with them in their trials and in their healing