Yes friends, I’m back.
Today I have been working on a piece about the nightmare concerning Religious Liberty, the Church and the man who is supposed to uphold the U.S. Constitution. I have been planning to return last week but ironically the Religious Liberty attack on our Faith and Church was announced at the same time.
I was angry, emotional and knew that if I had come back last week when I had originally planned, I would have committed a serious sin against charity and the mortal sin of anger (deliberate for sure…). I prayed, rested and chose instead to wait until I read everything I could get my hands on before responding.
Good choice. Thanks for your help, Saint Therese! Something I need to address first was brewing and today I found out what that was. Our dear sister, and Always Catholic Co-Editor, Mary Wellman is seriously, seriously ill.I’m sure many of you know Mary as @ancientSoul on Twitter and her Rosary website, BattleBeads.com Mary also has a terrific blog, BattleBeadsBlog.
Mary has been keeping me up to date on her health issues which seem to have been worsening in the last months in particular. Mary’s symptoms have become frightening to say the least and as of today she had to finally address it.
Mary has a biopsy tomorrow at 11:30am EST. She went to the doctor today and tests came back that there’s a large area of inflamation/infection in the her right temporal artery .. She could lose sight in her right eye and a blockage to her brain was found also. this my dear friends is as serious as it gets.
I must tell you that Mary was my original mentor on Twitter and was the driving force behind AlwaysCatholic.com… she never stopped encouraging me and supporting the idea I had for a blog.
Mary knew of my serious health problems but never mentioned anything about herself except that she would pray everyday for my healing. She knew that one day my heart would be healed. She also helped me with embracing my illness and offering it up for all those poor souls in Purgatory who do not have anyone to pray for them.
In addition, Mary was there around the clock for almost a month to get the blog designed and up on the Internet.
Truthfully, AlwaysCatholic.com would have been just a pipe dream unrealized without her. I must tell you I am selfish. I need her…she has singlehandedly kept the AlwaysCatholic FB fan page going throughout my illnesses.So if you “Like” the page, thank Mary.
AlwaysCatholic has some big plans for our future. Doors are opening up and it won’t happen without her. More importantly, we need prayerful souls like her who give all her time to prayer and defending our Faith and Church. In addition, Mary is a Rosary maker like no other, an exceptional Catholic blogger. We NEED her…Mary never shrinks from an opportunity to pray for the most forgotten among us, as well as our Bishops.
I must admit something today…Tonight I was writing my blogpiece about the Obama war on the Church. I had promised Our Lord that I would not commit a sin against charity but I fully intended to rant. Oh, not just at Obama and the evil Progressive agenda in our beloved country but at the Progressive Bishops who contributed to this problem in the first place.
Mary contacting me to ask me to pray for her was a sign to me that this time I had to take a different turn at this blogging thing. Mary always asked me to pray for our Bishops and to be prudent in my criticism. You know what Mary? You were right. I see the bigger picture now. It’s not about me, it’s about Him. You have given your life with all it’s suffering to Him as a gift of love. Thank you for showing me the way…
Please join me, and everyone at AlwaysCatholic.com in storming Heaven with prayers for our sister Mary. All she ever wanted to do was to follow His Will. so let us pray in every way we can that His Will be done. We ask of course for her healing in accordance to His Will so that she may continue to serve Him.
God love you!
Prayer for the Intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Sheen Prayer for Favor
Eternal Father, You alone grant us every blessing in Heaven and on earth, through the redemptive mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and by the working of the Holy Spirit.
If it be according to Your Will, glorify Your servant, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his prayerful intercession (mention your request here) for the healing of Mary Wellman.