John Vennari is my far and away favorite Catholic thinker, writer and just all around terrific Catholic gentleman. Today, he has announced his very serious illness and has requested your prayers.
Here is the link to his site, so he can explain the situation. Catholic Family News. Please, those of you who are priests, remember John in your Masses, and everyone else, please have Masses said for John and for his family.
Also, Catholic Family News is having a subscription drive right now, and your subscription would be especially welcome to them as well! Here is a message Mr. Vennari posted on his website here:
A number of generous souls have already asked if we need financial assistance in this fight against cancer. I regret to say we do, but I have nothing formally set up. In the meantime, anyone who would like to help can mail a check to the address below. Thank you.
2316 Delaware Ave, PMB 325
Buffalo, NY 14216
It does not say who to make a check out to, but I’m sure that Oltyn Library Services would be acceptable. I will check on this and confirm in the morning.
I do hope that John Vennari will be deluged with prayers and Masses, subscriptions and donations!
Irresistible Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O my Jesus, Who didst say, “Indeed I say to you, ask and it shall be given you; seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be open to you.” Here I am, knocking, seeking and asking healing for John Vennari.
Our Father.. .Hail Mary… Glory be…O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
O my Jesus, who didst say, “Indeed I say to you, whatever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, it shall be granted to you.” Here I am, asking Thy Father in Thy Name for healing for John Vennari.
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
O my Jesus who didst say, “Indeed I say to you, Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.” Here I am, and supporting myself on the infallibility of Thy holy words, I ask of Thee healing for John Vennari.
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be… O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
Let us Pray:
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom only one thing is impossible, and this is to not feel compassion for poor sinners, have pity on us miserable sinners, and grant us the grace of healing for John Vennari which we ask of Thee through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who is Thy tender Mother, and also ours. Amen.
Saint Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Guardian of our family, Pray for us and for John Vennari.
Hail Holy Queen…
Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Queen and our Mother, you know how earnestly John Vennari has worked to spread devotion to you and to your Message of Fatima. We humbly beg you now to send your angels of mercy to heal, strengthen and comfort him in his great need. We entrust him to your Immaculate Heart, confident in your solicitous care, dearest Mother of Mercy. Amen.
Prayer to Sister Lucia for Healing
Sister Lucia of Fatima, patroness of all who labor to serve Our Lady of Fatima and to spread devotion to her Immaculate Heart, we pray thee come to the aid of John Vennari, staunch defender of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please intercede with our Mother of Mercy on his behalf.
Sister Lucia of Fatima, pray for John Vennari and for his family. Amen.
St. Joseph, unfailing help in time of trial, pray for John Vennari, heal him and bless him!
posted at 11:15 pm, 16 August, 2016