My sister Ethne.

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by padraig, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Please pray for my sister Eithne, she is clinically extremely vulnerable, has just contracted the virus and may well die.

    Please pray for her conversion as she is in an irregular relationship and away from the Church a very,very long time.

    Death is nothing , Eternal Death is everything. Please pray that she makes her peace with God.:)
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  2. Rain

    Rain Powers

    Prayers going up for your sister.
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  3. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Thank you. It was so strange. I has not seen her for the longest time but got a sudden notion to call to her house last night to see her. However as I went up to the door the guy she is living with ran up to me and warned me back.

    I managed to talk to her at a distance from the end of the garden. I so wanted to hug her. But could not of course. It reminds me of the bible stories of the lepers with their bells. She had just been told by the Doctor she had it. He is very pessimistic of her chances.

    But what are the chances of me turning up on her doorstep right after the diagnosis? They must be billions to one. I will never get a chance to see her in hospital when they come to take her away. So getting to see like this has been such a huge blessing.

    She is a grandmother and has four children, all grown up thank God.
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  4. maryn

    maryn New Member

    Extraordinary padraig. Praying for your sister, stories like this show the great mercy of God
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  5. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    prayers for Ethne
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  6. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member


    I heard a wonderful story this morning

    A relatively young priest is in a hospital visiting some of his parishioners. He is walking down the hallway, and a nun stops him and says, “Father, can you go into this room? There’s a man on his deathbed. He’s been here for days. We’ve asked priests to go in, but he chases everyone away. He doesn’t want to talk about Jesus. But he’s dying. Could you please visit him?”

    The priest goes in and introduces himself to the patient. The guy erupts and starts cursing at him. He is so angry: “I don’t want anything to do with you. Get out of here!”

    The priest says, “Okay” and goes out into the hall.

    The nun is still there. She says, “Could you go back in?”

    The priest replies, “He doesn’t want anything I have to offer.”

    “Just give it another chance,” pleads the nun.

    The priest reluctantly re enters the room. “I’m not going to ask if you want to go to confession. I’m not going to ask if you want Holy Communion. But is it okay if I just sit here next to your bed and pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?”

    The old man replies, “I don’t care. Do whatever you want.”

    The priest sits down and begins softly praying the words of the Chaplet: “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world….”

    Suddenly the man bursts out, “Stop it!”

    Startled, the priest looks up and asks, “Why?”

    “Because there is no mercy for me!”

    “Why do you think there is no mercy for you?” asks the priest.

    “It doesn’t matter,” responds the old man.

    But the priest persists: “Why do you think there is no mercy for you?”

    “I’ll tell you… Twenty-five years ago, I was working for the railroad. My job was to lower the crossing guard arm when a train would come to prevent cars from going on the tracks. But one night I was drunk. I didn’t lower the crossing guard arm, and a couple and their three young children were on the tracks as a train came, and they were all instantly killed. That was my fault. So there is no mercy for me. I have failed. It is over.”

    The priest just sits there staring at the rosary in his hands. Finally he asks, “Where was this?”

    The man tells him the name of the Polish town.

    The priest looks up and says, “Twenty-five years ago, my mom and my dad were taking my little siblings on a trip. I couldn’t go with them. They were driving through this small town. For some reason the railroad crossing guard arm wasn’t lowered. As they were crossing the tracks, a train came and killed them all. I lost my whole family that night.” The priest gazes intently into the man’s face, and he says, “My brother, God forgives you. Not only that, I forgive you.”

    The man realizes that God’s mercy is for him.

    The priest asks, “Would you let me hear your confession and give you the Eucharist?”

    The man makes his confession and receives Holy Communion. Two days later he dies. Mercy wins. His failure is not final.

    The story goes on. It’s kind of cool. After giving the man Communion, the priest goes into the hallway in search of the nun. He can’t find her. The administration tells him, “We don’t employ any nuns at this hospital.”

    For years the priest does not know who this nun is. Eventually he goes to the town of Vilnius, which is where Saint Faustina lived. He goes to the convent to say Mass for the nuns there. He sees a painting on the wall of Saint Faustina, and he says, “I’ve met that nun a couple of years ago.”

    “No, Father, you did not,” replies one of the nuns. “She’s been dead since 1938.”

    The priest then realizes it was Sister Faustina who told him to go into the patient’s room, told him to go back again into that room.

    Failure is not final. Not when it comes to Jesus.
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  7. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    This is beautiful, Quis. Thank you!
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  8. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I will indeed pray for your sister! God is working on this!
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  9. Mary's child

    Mary's child Powers

  10. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 + To Jesus through Mary @-}--

    Praying for your sister, Padraig.

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  11. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Thank you so much :):)
  12. AED

    AED Powers

    I will be praying for her all day.
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  13. AED

    AED Powers

    This was a signal grace she received because now the prayers are being activated. God is so good and you are a faithful man who responds quickly to the Holy Spirit.
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  14. AED

    AED Powers

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  15. bflocatholic

    bflocatholic Powers

    Prayers going up for your sister.
  16. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I must try and find the Divine Mercy prayers for the dying. :)

    Thank you again for all your prayers.:)
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  17. PurpleFlower

    PurpleFlower Principalities

    Praying for her!
  18. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Thank you so much.

    Lately I have had the feeling that all this is not really happening, that we are in a Science Fiction film, that this is all a weird dream.

    I see that they are closing the Churches again tomorrow, the devils. I was so glad to hear our priest speak in these terms, of the devil and evil as regards closing Churches.
  19. maryrose

    maryrose Powers

    I visited Divine Mercy Convent in Krakow where St Faustina lived last year. A lady in my group who has had a lot of stress with her children and was feeling very low saw Sr Faustina with her arms outstretched in prayer. She sat into an empty pew and turned her head and the nun was right in front of her. She looked away and when she looked again the nun was gone. She later identified her as Sr Faustina.

    Pádraig, I will pray the chalet right now for your sister.
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  20. Ed Kleese

    Ed Kleese Servant

    Peace to Her and to you Brother,
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