Please keep my mom (LIZ TRIGILIO) in prayer. I took her to Lourdes in November, 2008. She has been in the hospital since last Wednesday when her blood pressure became dangerously high (severe acute hypertension). She also needs operations on her heart and on her back (lower spine) once she is well enough for surgery. Mom will be 78 next February. A widow since 1998, my mother buried three of her four children before my dad died. Both of them took exemplary care of my brother Michael during his short life of 26 years battling Muscular Dystrophy followed by my father's battle with leukemia. He died six months after my younger brother Joseph was killed by an underage drunk driver who never spent one day in jail nor one dime in fines.
Thanksgiving was a very quiet day as she was too weak and too ill to leave the house or even to get out of bed. Deo volente, she will be discharged before this weekend and be on the road to recovery soon. The Discalced Cloistered Carmelites in Erie need her as she is sort of an extern in that she helps out as one of the sacristans and as a gal-Friday doing shopping and driving the nuns to doctor appointments now and then. My brother Mark and I appreciate your kindness in offering any prayers you can for our dear and beloved mother. Being 300+ miles away (from my parish to her home) makes it difficult but the Good Lord and His Holy Mother have blessed us with the help of some very good friends and family members.
If anyone would like to send a get well card, please address it to:
c/o CARMELITE MONASTERY
510 EAST GORE RD
ERIE, PA 16509-3799