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Sr. Blandina, Pray for Lauren...

Lauren Hill is a student at my alma mater Mount St. Joseph University. She plays on the basketball team. And she is battling inoperable brain cancer. Doctors have said she doesn’t have long to live. You can watch her story here: http://ift.tt/1nIy4j7

But Lauren is determined to make the most of that time. On November 2, she is going to suit up for her first college basketball game when the Mount plays Hiram College. She will likely only be in for one play. But that is all she what–the chance to live out her dream and play at the college level, even just one time.

The Sisters of Charity, who sponsor the university, have asked people to pray a novena to Sr. Blandina Segale on behalf of Lauren. Sr. Blandina (see her story here) was a Sister of Charity whose cause for sainthood was opened this year. She is a storied figure from America’s Wild West. Raised in Cincinnati, where she joined the Sisters of Charity, she founded schools and hospitals for children in several states, including Ohio and New Mexico.

Here is the prayer. The sisters have asked that it be spread far and wide–for Lauren.

Sister Blandina, Servant of God, protector of children, we come to you today to ask for continued health and wellbeing for Lauren Hill. While struggling herself with a serious pediatric brain tumor, Lauren is focused on others, seeking a cure for this disease that has claimed so many young lives.

And so we pray…. Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be [sic] the Father….

Sr. Blandina, we pray to you, confident that you will take our cause to our God to bring her healing. We also ask for blessings on her family and her friends who love her so much.

Sr. Blandina (see story here) is a storied figure from America’s Wild West. Raised in Cincinnati, where she joined the Sisters of Charity, she founded schools and hospitals for children in several states, including Ohio and New Mexico. – See more at: http://ift.tt/1u7g0Cg
Sr. Blandina Segale, a Sister of Charity whose Cause for Sainthood was opened this year, – See more at: http://ift.tt/1u7g0Cg
Sr. Blandina Segale, a Sister of Charity whose Cause for Sainthood was opened this year, – See more at: http://ift.tt/1u7g0Cg

 

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Sr. Blandina (see story here) is a storied figure from America’s Wild West. Raised in Cincinnati, where she joined the Sisters of Charity, she founded schools and hospitals for children in several states, including Ohio and New Mexico. – See more at: http://ift.tt/1u7g0Cg
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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."