a novena for Courtney...

This Memorial Day weekend, my family will begin a nine day novena (A nine days' private or public devotion in the Catholic Church to obtain special graces) for Courtney asking for healing through the intercession of the Servant of God, Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM. Day one will be Sunday, May 30, 2010.

We realized that Father Capodanno served in Vietnam at the same time my father did although they did not know each other. He was an amazing man. You can learn more about him here.

We pray that God's healing hands embrace our daughter and she is able to withstand the ferocity of her increasing seizures. We pray that the docs find out a reason behind the weight loss and that we are able to keep the weight on her. We pray for acceptance of whatever will come and the grace to go with it.

Please join us:
May God, who has offered healing and strength through the hands of His only Son, Our Lord, and through Christ’s many servants grant me the favor of His healing hand through the intercession of His servant, Fr. Vincent Capodanno, priest, missionary, and chaplain, who always sought to heal and comfort the wounded and dying on the field of battle. May I be granted this request on my own field of battle I pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Thank you in advance for all of your prayers.
Mary and Jerry