Thursday, July 22, 2010

Prayer Request


Sorry for the brief hiatus from the blogoshere. I was in Erie all last week to visit my mom and to preach the Days of Prayer Novena for the discalced Carmelite nuns (also in Erie). My mom was admitted to the hospital yesterday to have an EKG. She had an MRI and CAT scan last month which came back negative for stroke (Deo gratias). However, she has been having dizzy spells and has fallen several times. Her doctors suspect that is is her meds for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and glaucoma. All this week she has been fatigued, so the ECG was done to see if she has a heart murmur.

Needless to say, I appreciate any and all prayers for my mother. She buried three of her five children and then her loving husband of 39 years. Then four of her six siblings died in just a sequence of several months.

Being the head nurse of the Trauma Center / Emergency Room for more than 40 years did large damage to her spine, so she is also on cortisone shots to help alleviate some of the chronic pain she experiences in addition to her other ailments. While home last week, she fell at the Novena and hit her head.  I am stationed more than 300 miles away in another diocese.



I visited Father Bob Levis (who also lives in Erie).  He is in a nursing home. Needs a walker to get around since his nasty fall at Christmas time which gave him a cuncushion.  Since then, he fell a few more times. Fr. Bob turned 89 this summer and is still very much alive but has been grounded for health reasons. Hence, you won't see him on EWTN as much or at conferecences, workshops or conventions but know he is still very much among the living but in need of your prayers. He has never been so confined and constrained from getting around. He has been independent 88 years and now he needs assisted living.

Thank you and God bless you and Mary keep you

Father John Trigilio

19 comments:

Karen said...

I will pray for both!

Sandy said...

Father, God bless your mother and Fr. Levis, and you too!

JimR said...

I will include you mom and Fr. Levis in my daily prayers.

Paul said...

"Web of Faith" was instrumental in my wife Adena coming into the Church five years ago just before the death of John Paul II of happy memory.

Adena passed away just after Easter this year after a fifteen year long battle with cancer.

May God bless Fr. Levis, Fr. Trigilio and his mother.

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...

Done.

Esther G. said...

Father, praying for both your mom and Father Levis.

Sarah Oldham said...

Praying for your mum and Fr. Levis - and for YOU, Father! It must be stressful for you, so I ask Our Mother to keep you in her care.

Tara said...

Praying!

radio45 said...

My prayers for your mom and Fr. Bob. I loved him with you on EWTN!

Robyn said...

I will pray for your mom who has had some very very hard crosses to bear in this life, I will also pray for Father Bob.. Thank you Father for updating us on Fr. Bob I was just wondering about him the other night but could find no news about him.. Maybe God bless them both and you Father John..

Truism1000 said...

We'll certainly keep Mom in our prayers. Is there an address where we can send cards, thanks, and well-wishes to Fr. Levis? If not, please let him know we appreciate his faithfullness and good works. Same to you, Fr. Trigilio!

Ellen said...

Have your mom's calcium level checked. My mom had similar symptoms and it was because her calcium level was too high.

Pablo said...

Dear Padre,

Said the three Hail Marys for your mommy; I will say three for the Padre.

Blessed be God in all His Angels and all His Saints. He has graced your mommy and blessed her with taking up the suffering of others.

With the assurance of my Holy Rosary prayers for all your good work in the vineyard of the Divine Master, I remain yours truly in Jesus and Mary Immaculate.

Santa MarĂ­a de Guadalupe Esperanza nuestra, salva nuestra patria y conserva nuestra Fe.


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Robyn said...

Father John,
Can you give us an update on your mom and Father Bob? Thank You

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I really liked watching Fr. Levis on EWTN. I loved the way he talked and really liked his manner of handling the questions people had for you two. I will add him and your mother to my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Is there an address so we can send him mail?

Anonymous said...

PS I found Father Levis' address online. Thanks anyways!

I ♥ St. Benedict! said...

WE LOVE FR. LEVIS! The Weber family in IL is praying for him. He was instrumental in my blind leap of faith to homeschool our children so they could get a REAL CATHOLIC education. To get them to Heaven, not Harvard is my goal. His blunt honesty was so refreshing, all the confusion was lifted from my mind. God bless him. I had the wonderful opportunity to give him a ride 5 year ago, and will never forget the blessing he bestowed IN LATIN!

Please tell Fr.L that my boys love being ALTAR BOYS and serving at the Traditional mass! My autistic son loves God and memorized, on his own, all the Latin prayers so that he can serve. Being Cathoic is the best thing for Autistic children!(and all of us) Prayerfully ~ Nancy

Anonymous said...

What is the address? I can't find it. Thanks!

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