forum member Mac (Luke) passed away today, February 2

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by BrianK, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Lumena

    Lumena Archangels

    Prayers for you, and your family, Mac, this news has been hard for me to take without crying.

    All of our days are written in His book, and your life is in the very palm of His hand. I pray that you are granted more time and less suffering.
    Frank Markus, Shae, Carol55 and 11 others like this.
  2. AED

    AED Powers

    Luke you have my prayers for healing and/or for straight shot to heaven. I am also praying for your family. I too have been a great sinner that God has poured mercy over. May He continue to bless you. I am praying Divine Mercy and St Michael prayer for you. Lifting you up at Mass. our Lady is right by your side. No one consecrated to her is “left unaided.”
    Frank Markus, Shae, josephite and 8 others like this.
  3. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    As Padraig stated in another post recently, “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow”
    Frank Markus, Shae, josephite and 8 others like this.
  4. cornhusker

    cornhusker Angels

    I know what you mean and I am a great sinner also, despite how holy I may appear here. I will pray for you Mac.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
  5. Although I hesitate to write about this, Mac, if you read this, just consider the offer of a blessed prayer cloth to be placed over your cancer. There is a link here with testimonials later in the article. Medjugorje is known for some miraculous cures (Rita Klaus from Multiple Sclerosis, Char Vance from paralysis, Artie Boyle from cancer...although now many years after his cure he has passed away) I would love to have one sent to you, if you would like. Your friend in Christ, Mary
    Shae, josephite, cornhusker and 5 others like this.
  6. any name you wish

    any name you wish Archangels

    Praying for you and yours.
    Shae, josephite, Carol55 and 7 others like this.
  7. CathyG

    CathyG Principalities

    I am so so sorrowful over this, Mac. You have been such an edifying and uplifting presence for me since I stumbled upon this home several years ago. My meager prayers are all yours. My rosary is offered for you and your beautiful family going forward. I am bereft...
  8. Indy

    Indy Praying

    I will offer prayers and a fast for Mac. Sorry to hear this.
  9. josephite

    josephite Powers

    Hail, Queen of Heaven.

    Hail, Queen of Heav'n, the ocean Star,
    ⁠Guide of the wand'rer here below!
    Thrown on life's surge we claim thy care,
    ⁠Save us from peril and from woe.
    ⁠Mother of Christ, Star of the sea,
    ⁠Pray for the wanderer, pray for me

    O gentle, chaste, and spotless Maid,
    ⁠We sinners make our prayers through thee
    Remind thy Son that He has paid
    ⁠The price of our iniquity.
    ⁠Virgin most pure, Star of the sea,
    ⁠Pray for the sinner, pray for me.

    Sojourners in this vale of tears,
    ⁠O thee, blest Advocate, we cry,
    Pity our sorrows, calm our fears,
    ⁠And soothe with hope our misery.
    ⁠Refuge in grief, Star of the sea,
    ⁠Pray for the mourner, pray for me.

    And while to Him who reigns above,
    ⁠In Godhead One, in Persons Three,
    The source of life, of grace, of love,
    ⁠Homage we pay on bended knee;
    ⁠Do thou, bright Queen, Star of the sea.
    ⁠Pray for thy children, pray for me


    Still praying Mac.
    God Bless you and Yours Always. Amen
  10. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    This is truly lovely.
  11. RoryRory

    RoryRory Perseverance

    Praying for Mac and his beautiful family
    Frank Markus, sunburst, Shae and 5 others like this.
  12. Katfalls

    Katfalls Archangels

    Praying for you and your family Mac.
    Frank Markus, Shae, sterph and 4 others like this.
  13. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Offering up my mass this morning and prayers through the day. It is lovely to keep being reminded.:)
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
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  14. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    Hi everyone,

    I just realized that October 18th is the feast of St. Luke and I felt an inner prompting to ask all here if they would to pray on that day specifically for our dear forum brother. I read that a saint is particularly powerful at interceding on their feast day. Perhaps say a 9 hour novena to The Infant Jesus of Prague, a Rosary, or even a few prayers. Anything would be appreciated. I know this is a few days from now, but I wanted to give people time to catch this request in time. Thank you everyone!
  15. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Yes. I noticed that too and immediately thought of Mac/ Luke.
    Great idea.
  16. padraig

    padraig New Member

  17. Pray4peace

    Pray4peace Ave Maria

    Has anyone heard from Mac lately? I'm wondering how he's feeling. He mentioned awhile back that he wasn't in pain. I hope that continues.
  18. josephite

    josephite Powers

    St. Luke the Evangelist

    Commemorated October 18
    The awesome figure of St. Luke looms larger and larger out of both the New Testament and the pages of documented human history so that 2000 years after his death his image has no less been diminished by time than that of the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, whom he so nobly served. His fellow apostle St. Paul called him the 'glorious physician,' but that was only one of the many talents which this magnificent man applied in a service to God. He was a man of such monumental proportion as to make him appear incredible. His many gifts were spiced with unswerving loyalty, prolific creativity, and matchless perfection. Hailing from the ancient city of Antioch, Syria, Luke was a Roman whose early conversion to Christianity is evidenced by his membership in the Christian community of Antioch, prior to his emergence as an apostle, after meeting Paul. He had by that time developed a remarkable command of the Greek language and employed its idiomatic expressiveness in his beautiful narrative form of recording history. He became the Church's most articulate historian and wrote with such sensitivity and clarity that his Gospel in the New Testament has been rightfully called the most beautiful book ever written.

    Luke, a physician whose skills healed many of his suffering comrades, joined St. Paul on his second missionary journey, as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. Their odyssey began in Troas, about 50 A.D., and took them to Philippi, Rome, Caesarea, and ultimately to the Holy Land of Jerusalem. His prominence as a physician obscured his skills as an eloquent orator in the cause of Christ, but he was later to display a considerable talent as an artist whose icon of the Virgin Mary he gave to the Mother of God herself and which is now the prized possession of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Although his skill as a physician and his talent as an artist may have by themselves given St. Luke a small place in history, it was his consummate gift as a writer that made him one of the greatest figures in,all Christendom. Luke's contribution to the cause of Jesus Christ are beyond all measure, and his early influence on the Christian scene has enabled the Christian Church to rise to its ever increasing influence in human experience. One has only to read the Book of Acts, and his Gospel as well, to realize the stature of this most holy man; however, it is reserved to the privileged few who can comprehend classical Greek that the sheer beauty of his language can be appreciated.

    The praises of Luke as a writer may seem excessive, particularly since he is one of many authors represented in the New Testament, chief among whom are St. Matthew (the man), St. Mark (the lion), and St. John (the eagle). Among these, the fourth, St. Luke, suffers in comparison with the title "St. Luke" (the calf). But out of the twenty-seven books comprising the New Testament, none shines with the brilliance of those composed by St, Luke. He is considered to have excelled beyond the others in expressiveness, historical method, sensitivity of narrative, and idiomatic phrasing.

    The patron saint of physicians and artists, St. Luke is surrounded by many legends and traditions that have not withstood the test of time. The discounted accounts of his martyrdom must now give way to the actual facts of his life. It is known that he remained a bachelor all of his life, devoting himself to the utmost degree to the cause of Christ. When advancing years curbed his campaigning, he withdrew to write his memorable accounts and died in Thebes at the age of eighty-four.

    An appraisal of the contributions to Christianity by St. Luke cannot be measured by the number of words he wrote, the miles he traveled in missionary journeys, or the number of years he spent in exclusive dedication to the service of Jesus Christ. St. Luke, like so many who have given so much to all of us, is not to be appraised, only to be honoured.

    I for one, haven't heard from Mac. But I continue to pray for Mac. At present I am also offering my sufferings involving a personal family situation for my children and for Mac and his family.
  19. Carol55

    Carol55 Ave Maria

    P., Absolutely, you beat me to it I was going to make this suggestion also.

    Luke 5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy, who seeing Jesus, and falling on his face, besought him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
    13 And stretching forth his hand, he touched him, saying: I will. Be thou cleansed. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
    14 And he charged him that he should tell no man, but, Go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
    15 But the fame of him went abroad the more, and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
    16 And he retired into the desert, and prayed.
    17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he sat teaching, that there were also Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, that were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was to heal them.​

    For our friend Luke & his family and all MOG members & their families who are in need of healing, Saint Luke pray for us. Amen.

    I also entered a pray request for Luke's healing to the parish in Garabandal and many of us know that the first message to the world from Our Lady of Garabandal was given on October 18th, 1961, the feast day of Saint Luke. Coincidentally, this October 18th is a Thursday and the prayer requests are printed & deposited in an urn that is presented by the Garabandal pastor every Thursday of the year before the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration.

    May God bless us all, always.
  20. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    wonderful thoughts and prayers
    Thank you !

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