She has a brain tumor.
Tomorrow morning, at 7:30 a.m. EDT - 8:30 her time - she will be undergoing surgery. Please pray for her and for her surgeon, that God's mighty hand might guide him and that she will be blessed with a healthy recovery. She is only 53 (this December) and still has three children living at home and her first grandchild on the way.
Saint Peregrine Laziosi, ora pro nobis!
Saint Luke the Apostle, ora pro nobis!
Saint Pantaleon, whose feast day is tomorrow, ora pro nobis!
(I find it wonderful that tomorrow's saint of the day is a doctor who donated his services.)
you know my inmost being,
the secrets of my body and soul.
Fill my heart with trust,
even as I fear,
and bless the surgeons and nurses
and all who work to help and care.
Be near, gently sustaining me,
and supporting them in their skills.
Glory be to the Father...