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Prayer Request

alec vanderboom

Could you please say a prayer today for little Baby Terezia? She's the premature daughter of Courtney and Terry, two Lay Carmelites. Terezia was born at 28 weeks gestation on July 10th at 2 pounds, 11 ounces. This sweet little princess took a bad turn towards critical last night and now suffers from severe breathing problems.

Teresa of Avila, patroness of the sick, pray for her!

Update: Baby Terezia died yesterday in the NICU.

The Lord gives. The Lord takes. Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.

(This is the prayer we pray in Carmel whenever someone dies. I'm not sure that a sweet, newly baptized girl who did nothing but love during her months on earth needs a help getting out of purgatory and into the mercy of God, but lets give her the dignity of an adult send off. Being pro-life means that at the moment of death, all souls share an equal dignity before God--the little newborns and the long-living saints like St. John the Great.)

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let a perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

St. Teresa of Avila, patroness of the sick, please pray for Courtney and Terry, and the siblings, family and friends baby Terezia left behind. Amen.