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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
My Great Grandmother May be Dying

Update in late 2007: She has died.  Unfortunately she was never baptized and never rejected our atheistic ways.

Update: Today she was given a life expectancy of three more days by her doctor. Please pray for her soul.

Original Post: Her name is Lucille, and she is very ill and currently at a hospital. I would appreciate any prayers for her health, so that, if it be God's will, she will improve. But, most of all, I ask you to pray for her soul. She has held atheistic views all of her life. Please pray for her soul so that she might repent and believe like the Good Thief while she bears her final cross.


del_button March 12, 2007 at 1:00 PM
Mac McLernon said...

Will remember her tomorrow at Mass

del_button March 12, 2007 at 2:38 PM
Mark said...

My prayers.

del_button March 12, 2007 at 3:13 PM
Tito said...

You have my prayers for her and your family.

del_button March 12, 2007 at 3:31 PM
Jennifer said...

I will include her and your family in my prayers.

del_button March 12, 2007 at 4:37 PM
katoliko said...

I will pray for her. If you want, I can send you a blessed green scapular from OLRL, my email address is If I send something on Tues, it usually reaches the other side of the country by Fri. But if you have issues about giving ur address to people, it's cool. I'm sure most Catholic book stores have them.

del_button March 12, 2007 at 4:45 PM
Moneybags said...

katoliko, thank you for the offer, but she would not accept anything religious like a scapular.

del_button March 12, 2007 at 4:49 PM
Kim said...


del_button March 12, 2007 at 4:52 PM
Esther said...

MB, so sorry to hear that MB. She will be in my prayers. Would she permit you to pray the divine Mercy Chaplet in front of her?

del_button March 12, 2007 at 5:09 PM
Moneybags said...

Esther, I don't know. I once sat down and had a discussion with her. She made it clear that she didn't have a problem with people who believed in God, but she said the idea of the Resurrection of the Body is absurd. She said that deceased bodies are decayed and eaten by insects - she doesn't believe in an afterlife either.

I am praying that she will repent and believe, just like the Good Thief, before she does die.

del_button March 12, 2007 at 5:20 PM
Mac McLernon said...

Faith is a gift, and because of the wounding of our nature through Original Sin, not everyone is open to that gift, sometimes through no fault of their own.

While you want your great-grandmother to come to the faith before she dies, I am sure that, if she has genuinely lived the best life she can, she will be welcomed home through your prayers.

I am sure there are many non-Christians who will get in ahead of some of us Catholics!

del_button March 13, 2007 at 2:37 AM
katoliko said...

mac mclernon, i highly doubt that; since this is an inappropriate time and place to discuss this matter, i'll leave it with these words: extra ecclesiam nulla salus. mb, I will keep praying for the conversion of you great grandmother.

del_button March 13, 2007 at 2:41 AM
katoliko said...

mb, if she refuses a green scapular, "it may be hidden in their vicinity and [you can say] the prayers" for her.

del_button March 15, 2007 at 11:24 PM
PBXVI said...

Prayers coming!!! (I also would add that you please pray for my uncle Lynn who suffered from two heart attacks and is not a Christian.) God Bless!

del_button March 20, 2007 at 7:46 PM
Esther said...

She is in my prayers as well as your family.

del_button March 20, 2007 at 9:16 PM
Peter @ Fort Zion said...

I've been praying for her at weekend and weekday masses.


PBXVI: I'll pray for your uncle as well.


del_button March 20, 2007 at 10:26 PM
Catholic Fire said...


I'm praying for her right now and will continue praying during Eucharistic Adoration tommorow as well as during daily Mass. My prayers are with you and your family, too.

In the love and peace of JMJ.


del_button March 20, 2007 at 10:32 PM
Catholic Fire said...


I have added your grandmother to my Community prayer line as well.


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