Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Prayer Request for Pokka the Puppy

From Stefanie:
Please pray for our puppy, Pokka. She's only four months old and an American Bulldog/ Pit mix. She disappeared from a friends house on November 22nd during a snow storm. We have searched nonstop for her since with no luck. The kids have been crying for her daily. We just want our baby home.
Thank you for your prayers

Monday, November 29, 2010

Prayer Request for Sadie the Dog

From Susan:
Please pray for our beloved Sadie who is ill with liver disease

Urgent Prayer Request for Gato the Kitten

From Comment Section:
My little kitten is missing from November 26..A boy from our neighbor left him somewhere..we've been asking him,where did he left it..but he's not telling us the exact location..i am really scared.I just can't understand how these people could steal a kitten ..please i will be praying to Saint Anthony so that i can find him..it would be really nice,if you can pray for him too.Thank you Saint Anthony and Everyone.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Good News - Jack the Cat

From Ruth:
Thank you everyone - our prayers have been answered - my dear friend has just returned home, and he is uninjured!

Bless you all, and thanks again.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Update on Cinnabar the Dog

From RA:
Cinnabar still has a temp but is has eaten a little & gone outside by himself, still waiting for blood test results. Thank you so very much,
Please continue to pray for him. Thank you!

Urgent Prayer Request for Foster Kitten Cara

From Linda:
Could I kindly ask you to pray that I get my foster kitty Cara back very soon? She was adopted out last week to a young couple and I am devastated. I didn't realize that she would be adopted as I was planning to adopt her myself. Can you please pray that I get her back from the people who adopted her? Please help me find a way to do that also.

Thank you.

Prayer Request for Gin the Dog

From Chris:
Please pray for Gin, our 7 year old rottweiler. She is suspected to have liver disease. She is such a good lovable dog! I hope and pray that this is not the case and she'll make a full recovery.
Thank you!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Update on Smith the Dog

From Dione:
Smith is doing very well now and the Vet is hopeful he will make a full recovery. I am so grateful to the many people who prayed for him. His illness has made me value the kindness of strangers.

Update on Coco the Dog

My dog is home following surgery. The vet removed a nickle sized tumor from her bladder. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, for your prayers. I am also forever grateful to Bl. Seelos, St. Martin de Porres, our Blessed Mother, etc. They really answered our prayers. It was a miracle that the vet had a cancellation yesterday. Otherwise, it would have meant a very long wait.

I would just ask that you pray that the tumor was not maligant. Thank you again.

Urgent Prayer Request for Cinnabar the Dog

From this blog's good friend RA Husky:
Our husky friend Cinnabar is very ill. We would humbly request prayers for strength for him & his family, thank you,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Prayer Request for Jack the Cat

From Ruth:
Please pray for my precious friend and lost cat, Jack. Jack has been gone since 21 November.

Thank you so much

Prayer Request for Smallville the Dog

From Joan:
Our tiny spayed female Chihuahua, Smallville, ran out of the yard and we couldn’t catch her. She has never done this before. Has never been by herself at night or ever stayed outside the house especially at night. It has been over 7 hours and we have searched on foot and in car and cannot find her. Her family is heartbroken...please ask God to have one of his angels to lead her home safely tomorrow...bless you all and bless the animals that we love and love us and the ones that are in pain, alone, mistreated, abused and neglected. Thank you.

Updated Prayer Request for Coco the Dog

She will be going in for exploratory surgery today. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank you very much.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Prayer Request for Coco the Dog

Hi friends.

After a month of non-stop bleeding, it appears my dog has a bladder tumor. She needs more tests to see if it is malignant or benign. In your kindness, please say a prayer for my little dog. Thank you so much.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Prayer Request for Pep the Cat

From Ester:
Pep is sick. cannot eat, throwing up, losing weight. Pray for her. she is only 10 years old and very sweet. her brother Moo is always sad cannot figure out why they could not play together. Thank you.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Prayer Request for Gus the Dog

From Miss Jan:
THANK YOU for a beautiful blog!

My 15-year-old Jack Russell Gus is at the vet today, they think he might have liver disease but that actually is a step up from the original suspicion of liver cancer. So, I was looking for a way to send a thank you prayer to St. Roch and St. Francis for that tiny improvement after fervent prayer - and I found the blog. It is so helpful and I will tell you why. I am not religious in the sense of organized religion but am spiritual but also have little idea to whom to pray or even how. I learned about St. Roch a couple weeks ago (though I knew of St. Francis already) and St. Jude because someone told me of this saint, so I sent pleas for help for my Gussie to those saints and even this small improvement of Gus' situation I believe means those prayers were answered. I'm not sure I should be greedy and ask others to pray for him too - you can see I'm sort of floundering in unfamiliar territory here. BUT now I have a couple of more saints (found in your blog) to whose attention I can bring my Gussie's plight with the help of the lovely prayers on your site and some of my own which are admittedly a little clumsy and lacking in grace.

THANK YOU for helping us with animals help them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prayer Request for Chester the Cat

From Christine:
Please pray for our lost cat Custer.

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Good News - Baby the Cat

From the Twigg Family: She is home! :) Thank you so much for the prayers!!! :))))))

Prayer Request for Baby the Cat

From the Twigg Family:
My beautiful and sweet Siamese-mix cat went missing yesterday... it has been 24 hrs now, and I am worried sick. I found a puddle of antifreeze under my husband's truck last night when I was looking for her. I knew something was wrong when I called her and she did not come. I fear she might have walked across the antifreeze and licked her paws.. or perhaps was attacked by another animal... or even snatched up by someone because she was such a beautiful cat. I am heartbroken, and so is my 82 yr old mom. Siamese Baby was her cat... they loved each other. Please pray for my Siamese Baby to be safe and return to us very fast... Momma's heart rate was running too fast last night, and neither of us could sleep all night.

Update on the Two Lost Pet Dogs

From Cathy:
I asked for a prayer request last week for my two lost beagles Patch & Maggie. Maggie is home safe & sound but I’m sad to say Patch has not been found yet I’m trying to remain hopeful. I am still searching for Patch and don’t plan to give up yet.

Thank you from Maggie & God Bless

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Good News on the Abandoned Cat

From Star:
I do art therapy in my home as a volunteer - and one of the young men I work with is Alazar - he is 10 and has had an abusive background - however was adopted by this absolutely wonderful man who is a great father. We were doing our session and decorating pinecones for Christmas and they met the kitty. I explained what was going on and that I was taking her in tomorrow and how scared for her I am. Alazar and his dad are taking her!!!! She will have her babies in peace and quiet - and we will all work to get homes for all of them and the mother - and we will have them neutered. THANK YOU GOD - and thank you for your prayers. Please continue to keep her in your prayers that the delivery is good and that we can find good homes for all.

Prayer Request for Teddy the Dog

From Nicola:
Please say a prayer for my little old dog Teddy. His canine tooth broke off below the gum line and it is sore to eat. I am hoping that time will make the nerve die if that is causing the pain. I don't want for him to have an anesthetic because my last pet died coming out of the anesthetic. May God heal Teddys mouth in Jesus name.

Update on Smith the Dog

From Dione:
I just wanted to thank everyone who is praying for Smith. His blood levels have come back up a little and I attribute that only to the many kind, and caring people who are praying for him. We aren't out of the woods yet, so keep the prayers coming. I just wanted to share the little bit of positive news that we have had.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Pregnant, Abandoned Cat

From Star:
A family in our neighborhood moved, no forwarding address, and left behind a pregnant little kitty who is frightened. I am feeding her and caring for her outside as I have two inside kitties and my landlord will not, under any circumstances, allow another in my apartment. Please, I pray to get her help immediately and have her get vet care, and find a good, loving inside home for her. I am unemployed and broke, and this is breaking my heart. Please, I pray for help for her. God bless.

Prayer Request for Skippy the Cat

From Melissa:
My beloved 8-year-old cat Skippy went missing on November 10, 2010. I'm so worried the worst has happened to him, as it is unlike him to stay gone for more than a couple of hours. He is a very sweet cat and our family and neighbors love him dearly. Please pray for his safe return and the strength of our family to endure the pain of missing him and worrying about him.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Special Prayer Request

From Michelle:
Please pray that the right cat will be brought into our lives. It has been a hard year for us pet wise. Our rescue min pin Katie died of pneumonia Feb. 8th, 2010. She was about 8 or 9 years old. In March we adopted 2 older doxies and found out they were heartworm positive so they had to be returned to the shelter as we were not emotionally ready to cope with a major illness in a pet again so soon. A friend ten gifted us an 8 week old min pin puppy we named E.J. It wasn't easy attending to his needs as a puppy and balancing our health issues, but we loved him so much. Unfortunately, on October 2nd, 2010 E.J. was killed by the neighbors lab when E.J. wandered into their yard when my hubby left the gate open and I neglected to make sure all was secure before letting E.J. Outside. My husband tried hard to rescue E.J. And was bitten on the hands. What he witnessed and the injuries I saw the last 5 minutes of E.J.'s young life horrified us both and we thought we would never adopt again. E.J. Was only 6 months old. Never again will we bring a dog into our lives, but we would enjoy an indoor only cat and will be soon adopting. We spend a lot of time alone and it would be great comfort. Thanks and God bless,

Update on Sadie the Dog

From TG: Thank you very much from all of our hearts. Sadie had surgery, X-Rays proved clean. Her surgery revealed a masted tumor that was sent to oncology in another city.
We have nurtured her the best way we can with love , guidance from the vet, and prayers. Today Sadie the dog is 80% back to herself. The reports are of grade 2 and she is healing very well.
Thank you from the soul of us, for posting Sadie's plight and all that had prayed for her. We are forever grateful. We will continue to monitor your site and pray for all.
Our heartfelt best wishes and hope for your concerns!

Urgent Prayer Request for Smith the Dog

From Dione:
Please pray for my little dog Smith. He is only 3 and has been diagnosed with a bad autoimmune disorder. Every day his test results come back worse. I need prayers to help his blood counts turn around. I never had children so he is the closest thing to a child I will ever have and I love him more than words. Any prayers would be very appreciated.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Prayer Request for Two Pet Dogs

From Cathy:
Hi I lost my two female beagles on Nov. 6th, 2010 I still have not found them I’ve said prayers and am searching everywhere. They are older dogs 11 & 7 mother & daughter.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Prayer Request for Maxey the Dog

From Carly:
Maxey my mini schnauzer went missing Friday Oct. 29th. She was only out front for 15-20 minutes and now she is missing. I have done everything I can think of to help her come home. I’m so lost with out her. I’ve had her for over 12yrs. I feel as though half my heart is missing. I’m not the same and it get worse and worse the long she is gone. I think about how she must feel and her wondering why I haven’t found her yet. I miss her so much and a piece of heart breaks even more with every day that pass. I feel so lost and can’t understand why she is still missing. Please pray that some finds it in there heart to bring her back to me and me to her.

Good News - Rocky the Cat

From Silvia:
Great news, Rocky came home today. He looked a bit scared but besides that he was fine.
Thank you very much for your prayers.
All the best and keep up the good work

From a comment left by Silvia for you: Update on Rocky: he returned home safely today. As you can imagine we are extremely happy and relieved, and would like to thank you for your prayers. We will keep praying for you to be as blessed as we were. May our prayers be as comforting to you as yours were to me.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Prayer Request for Rocky the Cat

From Sylvia:
My cat Rocky disappeared last evening. He is an indoor cat and extremely skittish so I worry so much about him out there on his own. We live in a building complex so he may be hiding in some corner. I was hoping he would come home during the night when all was quiet but that did not happen. I've been praying for his safe return but would like to ask you to join me in my prayers. I'm really desperate.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sainthood cause for Blessed Seelos moves one step forward

From the National Shrine of Blessed Seelos:

On September 25, 2010, the official Diocesan Inquiry into an alleged extraordinary healing through the intercession of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos was finalized. Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien convoked the Diocesan Inquiry Phase in May 2009.

The fact-finding Inquiry Panel investigated the case and heard the testimony of Mary Ellen Heibel, her primary physician and nurse, and other key witnesses, concerning Heibel’s cure of metastasized esophageal cancer. Heibel, a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis, MD, had been cancer-free since January 2005, even though the disease had spread to her liver, lungs, back, and sternum, and medical treatment had failed. The cancer disappeared one week after she helped begin a weekly Seelos novena in her parish.

On October 11, 2010, the Redemptorist Postulator General, Rev. Antonio Marrazzo, submitted the results of this investigation to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints at the Vatican. With the Diocesan Phase of the canonization process now complete, Marrazzo’s formal petition for the Decree of Unsealing the Acts effectively begins the Roman Phase.

At some point in the near future, the case will undergo proper scrutiny by Vatican authorities who will determine if the cure meets the criteria for the one miracle needed in Seelos’ canonization.

You are kindly urged to pray for his canonization.

The Redemptorists

H/T to Padre Steve

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Update on Pierre J.the Cat

From Pierre's Owner:
Thank you to all who prayed for Pierre J.'s safe return. He came home to the warmth and safety of his bed and his mom and dad, just before midnight, last night.

We will continue to pray for all of those who have shared their fear, hurt and hopes on this blog. May they gain some peace from the understanding and kind thoughts of others.

URGENT Prayer Request need foster home/s for these 2 puppies only have until Friday

From Anita:
...These 2 babies are in a shelter in Maryland and they do not adopt out Pit/Pit mixes so they will be euthanized on Friday. We really need them to be in a foster home as a kennel environment is too much for puppies. Please feel free to pass this onto your friends & family. We appreciate all your help and hopefully we can save these 2 babies.

Thank you,
Anita ~ CoFounder
Lilo's Promise Animal Rescue


Urgent Prayer Request for Sadie the Dog

From T.G.:
Please pray for Sadie the dog. Surgery today for Cancer

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Feast of San Martin de Porres

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Litany of St. Martin de Porres

Lord, have mercy. Christ have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us,
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Pray for us.
St. Martin, ever in the presence of God, Pray for us.
St. Martin, faithful servant of Christ, Pray for us.
St. Martin, lover of the Holy Eucharist, Pray for us.
St. Martin, devoted to our Blessed Mother, Pray for us.
St. Martin, spiritual patron of Americans, Pray for us.
St. Martin, raised from the depths to a heavenly mansion, Pray for us.
St. Martin, honored son of Saint Dominic, Pray for us.
St. Martin, lover of the Most Holy Rosary, Pray for us.
St. Martin, apostle of mercy, Pray for us.
St. Martin, winged minister of charity, Pray for us.
St. Martin, miraculously conveyed to far-distant lands, Pray for us.
St. Martin, freed from the barriers of time and space, Pray for us.
St. Martin, seeking the conversion of sinners, Pray for us.
St. Martin, protector of the tempted and repentant, Pray for us.
St. Martin, helper of souls in doubt and darkness, Pray for us.
St. Martin, compassionate to the sorrowful and afflicted, Pray for us.
St. Martin, consoler of the discouraged and unfortunate, Pray for us.
St. Martin, peacemaker in all discords, Pray for us.
St. Martin, touched by all suffering, Pray for us.
St. Martin, comforter of the sick and dying, Pray for us.
St. Martin, angel to hospitals and prisons, Pray for us.
St. Martin, worker of miraculous cures, Pray for us.
St. Martin, guardian of the homeless child, Pray for us.
St. Martin, humbly hiding God-given powers, Pray for us.
St. Martin, devoted to holy poverty, Pray for us.
St. Martin, model of obedience, Pray for us.
St. Martin, lover of heroic penance, Pray for us.
St. Martin, strong in self-denial, Pray for us.
St. Martin, performing menial tasks with holy ardor, Pray for us.
St. Martin, gifted with prophecy, Pray for us.
St. Martin, symbol of interracial brotherhood, Pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

V. Pray for us, Saint Martin,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray: O God, the exalter of the humble, Who didst make Saint Martin, Thy confessor, to enter the heavenly Kingdom, grant through his merits and intercession that we may so follow the example of his humility on earth as to deserve to be exalted with him in Heaven, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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Hymn to San Martin de Porres

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I thought I would share a video of typical Peruvian music. María Dolores Pradera - El rosario de mi madre. It is not the happiest of songs but the music brings back good memories for me.

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House Where San Martin de Porres was born.

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St. Martin de Porres' Cranium

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First Class Relic - St. Martin de Porres
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To celebrate the Feast of San Martincito de Porres (as my mom calls him), a Peruvian family's dinner menu that my mom would prepare for us, would be as follows, for example:

Appetizer: Papa a la Huancaína

Main Course: Lomo Saltado
Aji de Gallina

Dessert: Arroz con Leche

Alcoholic: Pisco Sour
Non-Alcholic: Chicha Morada Made from purple corn.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Update and Prayer Request for Coco the Dog

Please continue to pray for my dog. She finished the antibiotics for what I thought was UTI but I just found bright red blood again. Thanks so much.

Urgent Prayer Request for Panther

From Heidi
Pray that Wednesday is the Beginning of the beginning and NOT of the end. We meet at UC Davis with a Urology specialist to see if she can help him pee. If Davis cannot help he has to be put down and then I want to die! He is SO SO SPECIAL AND DEAR!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Prayer Request for Pierre J.the Cat

From Anonymous:
Please pray for a Pierre J, a beautiful older cat, who went missing early in the morning of November 1, 2010. He recently moved with his mom and dad and he is unfamiliar with his new surroundings. He needs your strength to keep him safe and to find his way home. Please guide him to warmth tonight night and, tomorrow, show him his way back to his mom and dad. Please see his mom and dad through this difficult time, as they hurt so much in his absence.

Prayer Request for Belinda the Dog

From Nancy:
I hope I am sending this to the correct email. If not, please forward if you would. I need prayers for my beloved Belinda, a darling canine angel who is my my heart. She is having nerve problems in her back that are keeping her from standing and she has lost much of her hearing. She may also have some heart problems. Much of this may be due to a temporary separation from me. I am working day and night to remedy that so that I can be with her full-time. All prayers for her and for me are deeply appreciated. God bless!

Prayer Request for Elmer the Cat

From the comment section:
My boyfriend just moved and his cat, Elmer, ran off and hasn't come back since 10/30. Please pray for his return.