Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Good News - Catherine's Lost Cat

From Catherine:
Thank you for the prayers, my cat came back thin but w only a few scratches.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Ben the Cat

From Heidi on Facebook:
PLEASE we NEED your support and Prayers! MY Ben cat and I go to our own vet at 11:20 Pacific time to see if he does have lymphoma or this regurgitating is just IBD. PLEASE won't you all Pray Ben does NOT have cancer of any type! He is my SPECIAL fella and I need him desperately!

Prayer Request for Isaac the Dog

From Lisa on Facebook:
please pray for my little isaac. he is not feeling good at all

Urgent Prayer Request for Toby the Dog

From Chris on Facebook:
Please pray for my little Toby. He's only 4 years old, an maltese/shih tzu mix and only 7 and 1/2 lbs. He had to go through major surgery for a liver shunt and stones in his bladder. He's been unresponsive since his surgery on friday and is now suffering from seizures. I love him so much and am just devastated about what he has gone through and now the complications. He is such a sweetheart and I love him dearly. I haven't been able to sleep since all of this started last tuesday night. I beg you please pray for a healthy recovery for him and that he soon will be back in my arms again giving me kisses. Please help! Thank you so much for your help and prayers.

Sad News - Poochie the Dog

From Audrey:
Please pray for comfort. Poochie was 14 and 1/2. She collapsed outside, we brought her in and laid her in her blanket. She looked me in the eyes and took two breaths, she was alive during the night when I came to stroke and talk with her, then we lost her around 7 am Sunday, October 28. Please I cry and grieve, but Poochie passed with a smile on her face, I know she must have see her guardian angel. I placed my religious medal around her neck. Thank you for your kindness. God Bless.
Please pray for Audrey during this very sad time.

Urgent Prayer Request for Max the Cat

From Comment section:
My cat Max went missing this morning. Now that the storm from hurricane Sandy is gathering we are sick with worry that we will lose our beloved pet. Please pray for his safe return

Urgent Prayer Request for Mini the Cat and all pets in danger of the East Coast Storm

From Regina:
I am desperately in need of prayers for our Mini cat. We have a big storm coming and she got out of the house. Every time you prayed for her and posted on your site she came home. Please help again.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sad News - Chester the Dog

From Lori:
Hi I would like to update you on Chester, He was suffering, I had set a date twice if he was not better that i would put him down, but he would show lil bits of hope like digging for his toy, or playing with the cat poop, (he liked that) but finally had to put him down, He had a great life with us and we had a greater life while he was in it. A lil about Chester, We went to Humane Society to "LOOK" and there he was just coming in. so we brought him home. Everytime we would leave him home (he suffered from separation anxiety) he would have all of our dirty clothes in a pile and just lay on them, and when we would walk in the door, he would hurry up an grab a squeaky toy and go at it like I'm too cute, you can't yell at me now :) and he was. I thought it was too cute. Towards the end when we would leave he went into a big bird cage, and when we came home he had everything that was around the cage in the cage??? like what the heck?? anyhow we came home one day and he had his head sticking out the lil window of the bird cage. just too cute. He is sooo missed and a very happy part of our family, thank you all for your support and prayers, I will attach the video of him again to see if you can view it it is just tooo funny ♥

Friday, October 26, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Bandit the Dog

From Sabrina:
I wanted to write and tell you how comforting these prayers have been to me this week. My chihuahua, Bandit, has congestive heart failure. Earlier this week, he took a sudden turn for the worse. I took him in to the vet Tuesday, and were given the "last resort" medication. He told us that if Bandit had not shown improvement by Thursday, there would be nothing else to do. While searching for some insight online into the signs of end stage canine chf, I found this site and began reciting the Novena, the prayer to Fr. Seelos, and the prayer for a sick pet. I cannot describe to you the clarity and peace of mind that came over me. I suddenly realized that bandit would find a way to show me if he was tired. So I battened down the hatches, continued his meds, and saying my new prayers. I am happy to report Bandit is still with us, and is beginning to stabilize. I'd appreciate if you would add Bandits name to the prayer list so that I can have a little help in lifting him up to The Lord. Thank you again,

Prayer Request for Chico the Dog

From Monica on Facebook:
Please pray for Chico, he is lost and we are heart broken. He was lost Oct 25 in the Cow Creek/Pecos, NM area. We are worried sick for his welfare and pray that he is found or finds his way home

healing through St. Martin De Porres' intercession - feast Nov. 3 - NOVENA

This old Peruvian holy card belonged to my dear father.
Mahalo Mary Jane!

During his life, St. Martin De Porres was a power intercessor for sick people whom he cared for; many were healed. http://www.martindeporres.org/about.htm

Last year, I prayed a novena to St Martin De Porres asking for his intercession for the constant pain above my right knee, lasting almost a year. My doctor did not provide relief, neither did the chiropractor.  Unless I stayed off of it or put ice on several times a day, the pain was there. During the time of praying the novena, I was seeing a physical/massage therapist.  As I entered the office for a weekly visit, she noticed the way I was walking. It was determined that one leg was one quarter of an inch shorter.  She prescribed a heel lift and the pain ceased!


Feast is November 3.  Start Friday Oct. 26, for 9 days in a row, say:

Saint Martin de Porres, 
your concern and charity embraced 
not only your needy brethren, 
but also the animals of the field.
You are a splendid example of charity; 
we thank and praise you. 
From above, 
hear the requests of your needy brethern.

(Mention your request here...)

By modelling our lives after yours, 
and imitating your virtues, 
may we live content knowing that 
God has looked favourably upon us. 
Because this is so, 
we can accept our burdens 
with strength and courage 
in order to follow 
in the footsteps of our Lord 
and the Blessed Mother.

May we reach the Kingdom of Heaven 
through the intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Urgent Prayer Request for Lydie the Dog

From her owner:
Our 11 year-old chihuahua, Lydie, had another mass removed today. Please pray that it is not malignant, and that she recovers. Thank you.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Our Lady and the Cat

This was shared by a friend on Facebook.  I am not sure who the artist is but will try to find out.  There is a content kitty looking at the Blessed Mother as she reads her book.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Prayer Request for Bailey and Baxter the Dogs

From Jacque:
Please pray for 2 beautiful Golden Retrievers, One whose name is Baily has cancer, and has to have chemo every 2 weeks for the rest of her life, she is 6 years old. Then her father Baxter suddenly became sick yesterday. Your prayer line is great, no stronger a power is that of prayer. Thank you

Prayer Request for Mooch the Cat

From comment section:
Please pray for the return of our cat, Mooch. He has been missing for almost a week now and we miss him so much. He is gray with beautiful green eyes. We pray that he will come home, and that no harm has come to him. Thank you

Monday, October 22, 2012

Good News - Jack the Dog

From Juliet:
I would like to thank you as your prayer on the website helped my pet dog Jack (Labrador) recover from sickness. Thank you very much and god bless you.

Another Urgent Prayer Request for a Rescued Puppy

From Jean on Facebook:
Please pray for the precious puppy my friend found today. She no more than 7 or 8 weeks old. Undernourished and Extremely dehydrated. This angle is very ill. We have been trying to save her and she is extremely weak. My friend is curled up with her keeping her warm. The puppy has found a place where she knows she is loved. We haven't named her because we have been just concentrating on getting pedialite down here and baby food. She's warm in Rhonda's arms and we are praying she makes it thru the night. Please pray for this little angel. She has finally found a loving home where people care. Please pray for her recovery. Thank You
Puppy made it thru the night. She is still resisting any nurishment but we are still force feeding her. However she has decided she likes the juice from the cat food. Still thats not enough and going to the hospital. The major concern is dehydration. She's has attached herself to my friend Rhonda. She slept with Rhonda last night for warmth. The pedilite was room temperature but made her shake. Thats a good thing and a bad thing so Rhonda wrapped her up in blankets and slept with puppy last night and again tonight. She is going to the bathroom just alittle but because she had nothing in her system we are thrilled to see her going at all. My friend Rhonda is taking her to the animal hospital tomorrow morning and wants IV's put in her to help with the dehydration. Rhonda has worked at a clinic in the past and said with major dehydration that her throat may be sore from dehydration and she thinks that is stopping her from really eating. Tomorrow we take her. She is holding on for us and knows Rhonda is her new mama . Tonight force feeding with baby food and pedialite and a paste full of vitamins and nutrience. Thanks you Jan and keep praying for her. We still haven't given her a name, more pressing matters. It's kinda around the clock right now. She's sleeping all cuddled up with Rhonda. She slowly moves around, she's just all bones. God bless her. Thank you all

Urgent Prayer Request for Rescued Puppy

From Maria on Facebook:
Please pray for this sweet puppy we found ...his owner has not come forth and his time at his foster homes is limited. He is a Boxer mix, brindle, very sweet about 3 months old, love children and other dogs, please pray we find him a good home...thank you.

Urgent Prayer Request for Bandit the Dog

From Elvina:
I would appreciate prayers for my little lost sheltie Bandit who was lost when a large dog came after him. Bandit is a wonderful, extremely loyal and loving dog. He came into my home as a rescue. He is a major part of my family and our life. He was lost May 6, it has been a terribly long time for him to be gone. Bandit is 8 years old so I desperately feel the need to get him home. I know he is being watched over and protected, I just need to get him home. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

Urgent Prayer Request for Geronimo the Dog


From Kristina: "...Geronimo was diagnosed with his third cancer in June..a heart tumor. He got pneumonia just over 2 weeks ago and seems to be fighting the pneumonia well, but he is tired. The x-ray showed a couple of lesions on his lungs His legs aren't so strong and his appetite is not great. It had just began to turn around before this. He will be on strong antibiotics another 9 days. I pray to do what is right and for God's will for him. I still say your prayers each day for all God's creatures. Your website is such a blessing.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sad News - Ringo the Dog

From Maureen:
We lost our Ringo tonight, but, I wanted to thank you for your prayers.

Urgent Prayer Request for Ringo the Dog

From Maureen:
My friend's dog, Ringo, has been very sick...The vet thinks it might be cancer, but, can't find the source of the illness. I'm asking you to pray that Ringo will be strong enough fight this illness. He is a beautiful, 7 year old Australian Sheppard. He is the sweetest dog...Please say a prayer for Ringo and his owner Mary. Sincerely

Friday, October 19, 2012

Updated Prayer Request for Magnum the Puppy

From Magnum's owner: Thank you for the prayers magnum is steadily improving

Coco - One Year Anniversary of Death

Today is the first anniversary of the death of my dearest four-legged companion and best friend.  Our cat Honey used to love to groom Coco. It was a way of relaxing for both of them.  Coco will forever be in my heart.

Urgent Prayer Request for Mattie the Dog

From Mary Ann:
I just found your blog and am called to ask for prayer for our family as we release our German Shepherd, Mattie, tomorrow morning. She went to the vets on Wednesday for a check-up of an unrelated disease and was found to have cancer in many vital organs. Before she experiences pain, we have decided to return her to the Father who blessed us with her six years ago. Although she was 3 when we adopted her, she was, and always will be our puppy girl.
Pleae pray for Mattie and for Mary Ann and her family.

Sad News - Taco the Dog

From Carolyn:  On May 13th  of this year my little Jack Russel mix dog Taco passed away, you were so kind to me at that time and posted Taco on the wall.
On Monday October 15th of this week, our other little Jack Russel Scout was run over and he passed away. He was only 61/2 years old.  My husband and I are both devastated by this, yesterday we buried our little Scout next to Taco.
This has been a really hard week for us, I'm asking for your prayers and I am hoping that you will post Scout on the wall. I see that Taco's name is still there.
I had tried to send you an email before from the old email that I had sent you in May regarding Taco, but I am not sure if you got it so I sent this one separately. I am sorry if you get two of these emails.
Thank you for your help in the past, your website is such a blessing.
Please keep Carolyn in your prayers as she suffers yet another loss of a beloved pet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Good News! Foxy the Cat

From Charmaine:
Aloha & mahalo nui loa for the love & prayers-my baby Foxy came home abt 3 hrs ag-skinny but Alive & Home! I couldn't believe it! After i posted my prayer request i noticed that the blogs owner lives in Hawaii-i took that as a sign as i grew up in Hawaii :) Anyway thank you so much again and i will continue praying for all of the others also missing their furbabies both big and small-to the owners-keep the faith & hope-Prayers Work!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prayer Request for Gia the Dog

From the comment section:
I am asking for prayers for my friend's dog Gia. She has been missing for 3 days now. He has been putting flyers all around town. Please pray that someone finds her or she returns on her own. We are all so worried since we haven't heard from anyone in the past two days and it's getting cold out. Thank you for your prayers!

Urgent Prayer Request for Seriously Injured Feral Cat

As I was walking my dog this morning I saw a tortoise shell cat under a car (in a parking lot). Thee was a red thing on her/his chest.  It was a big deep gash and to make matters worse, the cat's leg looked broken as she/he dragged it behind her.  I called the humane society. They wanted me to contain it.  I couldn't do that.  But an angel by the name of "Mitch" who works around there will be keeping an eye on her and leaving food for her until the humane society picks her up.

Please pray that this poor kitty doesn't suffer much, that the humane society does in fact come and get her help, and for Mitch as I understand he has helped other cats in the past.

Mahalo nui loa!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Sir the Dog

From Karen on Facebook:
I saw this on a Facebook NewsFeed and I then saw your Facebook page and thought you could help this couple!!! Please read the following:

Charlie Parker and his wife would rather lose their home than live without their chocolate lab named Sir. They've put their house up for sale to raise $50,000 for a reward to help find their best friend. Sir was wearing a camouflage collar when he went missing in Beaumont, TX. If you have any information about the dog,

Update - Nikita the Dog

From Lou Ann:
My friend posted me to please extend profound thanks to you and all our Prayer Warriors here for all the prayers for her beloved Nikita. The pathology report from the biopsy was later coming back than expected (making for a very long week, of course), but fortunately revealed benign "inflammation" at the site. Nikita remains her very loving, devoted, playful, and energetic senior self :), and her human "mum" is vastly relieved!! Sincerest special thanks to all here for the many prayers and thoughts, and special thanks indeed to all the Saints and Our Lady for their intercession! As I like to say, "Hearts, Hands, Paws, and Hooves together!" always,

Prayer Request for Jewel the Cat

From the comment section:
I posted before but didn't see it so I am trying again. Our family cat Jewels is missing she is black, 7 months old and kinda friendly. she is an outdoor cat that wanders out every once and a while but always comes back after a day never have been gone for more than one day. Please she is so very missed and would be really thankful for your prayers to bring her home.

Urgent Prayer Request for Tasha the Cat

From Pat on Facebook:
Please pray for Tasha . She is a beautiful rescue cat that is in surgery right now. She is so loved by her owner and we would appreciate any prayers.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Babe the Cat

From Dianne:
There is a poor older kitty in the park, where I live named Babe, she is 9 yrs. her owner is a homeless man,I think he is on drugs. Not for sure but he leaves her in the park everyday. It is very very cold and it is now raining. Most of the time when I go to work she is there, I have been feeding her. and then sometimes at night when I come home she is there always waiting for him. he says at nighttime she sleeps in his sleeping bag with him at his friends house. He's says that he has had her her hole life and they have been homeless for the last 4 yrs. I m just so very worried about her. As I can not have any kittys,I already got into trouble for having some stray kittys Please pray that the lord will incessered for this poor kitty babe and her daddy as I'm not sure what to do.I know the lord will take care of them as no problem is too big or too small for the lord and ask and you shall recieve and have faith and trust in the lord. Thank you so very very much god bless you all and may lord protected all our lost and sick animals

Urgent Prayer Request for Biff the Cat

From Ashley on Facebook:
Please pray for my 18 year old cat Biff. He doesn't want to eat anything, and there's nothing I can do for him. He's too old. Please pray that we both find peace, in whatever form that comes in.

Prayer Request for Foxy the Cat

From Charmaine:  i lost my cat Foxy who got out of my house 5 days ago and am just sick about it-i've looked everywhere for her-posted flyers,ran ads,alerted neighbors, etcplease pray that Foxy my cat returns home-she's my baby!! 

Urgent Prayer Request - Pebbles the Cat

From Rob:  Pebbles is missing since 5.30 am this morning. She is family pet and is over 14 years old, but sprightly for her age.
My mum, 82, is deeply distressed at her absence. All prayers (especially to Saint Gertrude of Nivelles), thoughts and good wishes for her speedy and safe return are needed and very welcome.
Thank you.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Daisy the Dog

From Kristie:
My family and I are asking for your thoughts and prayers for our beloved pet. Daisy has been a part of our family for the past 7 years and her recent illness has our family in a state of hopelessness. We truly need your prayers. Thank you in advance and God bless,

Prayer Request - Mac the Dog

From Trevor:
Our youngest, Mac, has had a hard night trying to pass urine, he finally did then drank and slept. My worry is bladder stones as Bichon Frise can be prone to them so we're going to watch over him for signs of continued problems. I ask that we all pray for him to be watched over too and guided through this period to continuing good health please. =0)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Toby Dumas the Cat

From Dawn:  may I please request a prayer for my cat Toby Dumas, he has kidney failure and we feel does not have long to live, my prayer is if it is God’s will I would pray Toby’s kidney’s would heal or stabilize and that he does not suffer.

Urgent Prayer Request for Domino the Dog

From Laura on Facebook:
Please pray for my friend, Regina's dog, Domino, who is suffering with bone cancer and having surgery to remove a leg. Thank you everyone!

Prayer Request for Daisy the Puppy

From Flora on Facebook:
Please, pray for my grand pup Daisy!!

Sad News - Otis the Dog

From Patricia on Facebook:
Please keep Patricia in your prayers.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Nikita the Dog

From Lou Ann:
A dear friend just confided to me that her very precious, Nikita, a beautiful red Siberian Husky had a biopsy performed yesterday, 10/8/12, for a worrisome growth on her leg. Nikita is a most special loving "princess" to her family, and her presence is so important to them, as many of you well can understand. Prayers have been requested . . . we are praying fervently that the biopsy results reveal only benign healthy tissue. Of course, I thought of this most special and sacred site right away. Your prayers are so much appreciated. It will be several days until results are back. My friend and I are so very grateful for your prayers for Nikita. Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, St. Jude, St. Roch, St. Francis, St. Anthony, St. Rita, and Our Lady, please hear our prayer. My profound thanks, bless you all.

Urgent: Updated Prayer Request for Amber the Dog

From Rose:
My amber still needs prayers for nasal cancer.. The up dosage of predisone is no longer working as well..I know what has to be done ,but I also believe in the power of Prayer ..My heart is twisted ...Thank you

Updated Prayer Request for Sweetie the Cat

From Kristy:
Please say a prayer or sweets he is not doing good again

Monday, October 8, 2012

Good News - Annie the Cat

From Connie:
Annie is home went to check outside on the porch she came flying through the door Thank you all for praying for Annie's safe return home and most of all THANK YOU LORD!! Prayers are our way to Jesus I Love you Jesus

Sad News - Brindle the Puppy

From Denise:
Thank you Everyone for your Prayers for Our Brindle & for Us!! Her fight is over!! We had to do one of the Hardest Things That We Ever Had To Do In Our Lives~ Bring her pain to an end! Our Hearts are Broken! But we were So Blessed to have had her in our lives! I just pray that she'll be waiting for me when I get there! We Love You Brindle ♥

San News - AhChoo the Cat

From Rebecca:
Thank you for the prayers - I know they helped keep AhChoo alive much longer than any human expected. Sadly, she succumbed to the lung cancer. She lost her sister of 16 years in July 2011 and I really think she was just ready to re-join her.
Please keep Rebecca in your prayers.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Prayer Request for Rusty the Cat

From Ann on Facebook:
please pay for my rusty cat to come home he has been missing since 9-26-12 and has never been out of the house.... I miss him so much! please come home Rusty

Prayer Request for Annie the Cat

From Connie on Facebook:
Annie is missing my cat since thurs Annie come home

Good News: Boots

From comment section:
Thank you Little Flower, St. Francis and St Anthony for returning Boots to us save and sound! and to anyone else that prayed. Boot has returned safe and sound.

Urgent Prayer Request for Miley the Dog

From Bellina on Facebook:
Please pray for a boxer pup named Miley who got salmon poisioning and now it's spread to her brain, we need a Miracle healing for her and for a host of other people (like John who has cancer), animals and all who love them. Thanks and God bless

Good News - Gracie the Dog

From Bellina: My little Miracle girl is completely back to herself. Even eating!!!!!!! There was a time I didn’t know if I was going to loose her and Our Lord just as He saved me from deaths door knocked down yet another door and saved my little one‘s life. Truly a Miracle that even the Doctor can not deny. Thank You Sweet Lord for remaining the God You have always been. Truly Faithful, Loving, all Kind, Patient, Understanding, The True Meaning of Strength and my Daddy, Savior and Uplifter. Thank You Blessed Holy Trinity for saving my baby. Thank You for saving me. I will always love and adore You. Thank You Mommy Mary and every Saint and Angel Above for interceding for us and carrying us to The Cross daily. I truly do love You. Thank You Lord. Thank You!!!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Feast Day! Blessed Francis X. Seelos

Happy Feast Day!

Mahalo to Mary Jane for sharing the following litany.

O My God, I truly believe You are present with me.  I adore Your limitless perfections.  I thank You for the graces and gifts You gave to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.  If it is Your holy will, please let him be declared a saint of the Church so that others may know and imitate his holy life.  Through his prayers please give me this favor ... (HERE MENTION YOUR SPECIAL INTENTIONS) 
My family's First Class relic of Blessed Seelos

Litany of Blessed Francis Seelos:

Lord, have mercy on us!
Christ, have mercy on us!
Lord, have mercy on us!
Christ, hear us!
Christ, graciously hear us!
Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos,  pray for us             
Francis, pattern of cheerfulness, pray for us                             
Francis, lover of labors, pray for us                                        
Francis, model of confessors,  pray for us                             
Francis, gentle refuge of penitents,  pray for us            
Francis, example to seminarians,  pray for us                            
Francis, master of poverty,  pray for us                                      
Francis, pillar of peacefulness, pray for us                           
Francis, comfort of the sick, pray for us                        
Francis, companion to the dying, pray for us                        
Francis, paragon of holiness,  pray for us                    

O God, who made your priest, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, outstanding in love, that he might proclaim the mysteries of redemption, and comfort those in affliction, grant, by his intercession, that we may work zealously for your glory and for the salvation of all.   Amen.


 For more information go to: http://www.seelos.org/

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Rinky the Cat

From Susan on our Facebook page:
My cat, Rinky was diagnosed yesterday with intestinal cancer. Please say a prayer for him. He is such a kind and gentle fellow!

Sad News - Seraph the Dog

From Jeff:
Seraph was put to sleep. She was beginning to suffer, and there was no real hope of improvement. Thanks for everyone's prayers.
Please pray for Jeff as he mourns the death of his beloved dog.

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

"St. Francis of Assisi Praying" by Joseph Légaré, Quebec  1825

Picture source

"It is first to be considered that the glorious St. Francis in all the acts of his life was conformable to Christ the Blessed.  And that even As Christ, at the beginning of his mission chose twelve Apostles who were to despise all worldly things and follow Him in poverty and in the other virtues, so St. Francis in the beginning chose for the foundation of his Order twelve companions who were possessed of naught save direst poverty.  And even as one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, being reproved  by God, went and hanged himself by the neck, so one of the twelve companions of St. Francis  whose name was Friar John della Cappella, became a runagate and at last hanged himself by the neck..  Now these things are a great warning to the elect, and matter for humility and fear when they consider that none is certain of persevering to the end in God's grace..."

Triptych of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio

Picture source

..."The first companion of St. Francis was Friar Bernard of Assisi, that was converted after this manner:  St. Francis, while yet in the secular habit, albeit he had renounced the world, was wont to go about in meanest guise and so mortified by penance that by many the was held to be a fool, and was mocked and hunted as a madman and pelted with stones and filthy mire both by his kinsfolk and by strangers;  but he, even as one deaf and dumb, went his way enduring every insult and injury patiently.  Now Bernard of Assisi, who was one of the noblest and richest and wisest of that city, began to consider wisely concerning St. Francis and his exceeding contempt of this world and his long-suffering under injury; and that, albeit for two years he had been thus hated and despised by all men, yet did he ever seem more steadfast..."

"The Virgin and Child with St. Francis of Assisi" by Francesco Raibolini (Francia)
..."St. Francis, the most devout servant of the Crucified, had grown almost blind by the rigour of his penance and incessant weeping, ..."
Source:  The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mahalo Saint Anthony!

Yesterday someone working in our home left the door open. Our cat Honey, who was previously lost for 4 months and is a nervous wreck because of that experience, went missing! I couldn't find her anywhere! My mom reminded me to pray to St. Anthony AND to make sure I offer him a donation for the poor via his St. Anthony Bread. I immediately offered a certain amount to St. Anthony if he could find Honey for me. A little while later I poured food into her dish and she came out of hiding. Mahalo nui loa St. Anthony! And, yes, this morning I I made good of my promise.

Special Prayer Request for Maile the Puppy

Dear Friends: My elderly friend had to make the difficult decision to give up the puppy she adopted. She had lost her beloved dog and was devastated. A well meaning friend adopted the puppy for her. Maile is such a sweet loving pooch. But she is a puppy. That means she is going through the teething stage and is not properly housebroken. My poor friend could not keep up with such a young dog. She is so terribly sad by her decision but she wanted to let her go while is is still cute and adoptable. She did find a home for Maile. Please pray that Maile now has a good home and that my friend is comforted by this difficult decision. Mahalo!

Urgent Prayer Request for Magnum the Puppy

From comment section:
Please send your prayers for my precious chocolate lab puppy magnum he had surgery and recovery has been difficult he is my live after suffering.s devastating loss of my mom please pray for his rapid healing please

Updated Prayer Request for Gracie the Dog

From Bellina:
Thank Baby Jesus we finally know what is going on with my beautiful and precious Gracious. She will be having surgery tomorrow morning. Please pray for all to go well, total and complete healing, no complications and that she is healed and back home in no time. Please also pray for Dr Lucas and staff, that Our Lord works through them and that they continue to be patient with me and in helping me. I prayed the 9 hour Novena prayer to Infant Jesus today that is for Miracles and we were blessed with one today in finding out what has been wrong with my baby girl. You should try it. God bless and keep us all in Jesus Name. I will come back soon with my praise report. I know we all well. :0)

Update on Brindle the Puppy

From Denise:
Our Brindle's update~ went back to drs. today. Her mouth is doing better. Had to restart meds again, but at lower dose. She is still having seizures so Dr. Hammer is ordering med for that. Bumps are still showing up on her body =/ But we know that everything is in God's hands. She is more like herself now. Back to eating and gained 1 ounce in her weight~ we'll take it....any signs of improvement!! Step by step, a little at a time!! Thank you Father/God and Everyone else that has been Praying for Brindle & for us~ we really appreciate it ♥

Urgent Prayer Request for Ernie the Dog

From Gretchen:
I need prayers for my dog Ernie. thank you.
More details from Gretchen:
thank you so very very very much. Ernie was just diagnosed with lymphoma. any and all prayers are appreciated. God does work miracles. thank you.

Prayer Request for a Pet Dog

From MariaLiza on our Facebook page:
Please include my pet yoRKie in your prayers. He is diagnosed to have gallbladder problems and had to stay overnight at the vet's. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Prayer Request for Roscoe the Dog

From comment section:
Please help me pray for my little dog Roscoe. Today while in the yard playing he slipped a desk in his back, it is pressing againist his spine and he has no function in his back legs. He is in the Animal Hospital for the next 48 hours. They are giving him high dosages of Antibiotics and Steriods. In the next 48 hours if there is no improvement I will have to make the hardest decision I have ever had to make in my life.. To put my little man to sleep. He has lived a wonderful 13 years, but I'm not ready to let my little guy go! Please pray with me that he will improve and come back home where he belongs!

Sad News - Taz the Dog

From Angel:
This is really sad. Taz deteriorated and we had to bring him to a specialist. Unfortunately, we had to let him go L. He was our first dog pet, we love him so much. We didn’t know it was going to be this painful L. Thank you so much for your prayers. God bless,
Please pray for Angel during this painful time.

Update on Bindi Loo the Bunny

From Stephanie: Just wanted to let you all know that my bunny, Bindi Loo is doing much better. :) Thanks so much. God Bless.

Sad Update on Dublin the Dog

From Joanne:
Dublin is turning septic..we are going to be putting her down. Thank you for all your prayers and help and just say a prayer to get us though this.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Urgent Prayer Request for Ginger the Dog


From Sulema on our Facebook page:
Please help me pray for my Pooch "Ginger"...She's been very ill and is slowly recovering :*( I love you my poochie :*(

Updated Prayer Request for Dublin the Dog

From Joanne: Alright back again. my Dublin needs your prayers for tomorrow. I'm so thankful for this site. Today, belongs to St Therese and the 4th belongs to St Francis of Assisi. I think they have her covered, but could use you all, too. TYVM

Prayer Request for Gracie the Dog

From Bellina on our Facebook page: I took Gracie, my beautiful 7 year old Pekingese, to the Doctor. He is really concerned about her last blood test results because her white blood cell count was very elevated. He took some blood today and is sending it off to the lab again so please pray that they are normal now. He said it's either a bad infection, serious inflammation or cancer that is causing her to not want to eat. Please pray that it is an infection and that this new treatment will heal her. Please pray it is not Cancer and she starts eating and is all well in Jesus Name. Thanks and I will continue to keep you all in prayer and posted. Please also pass this along and remember all I love and need prayer in prayer. God bless.

Prayer Request for Story the Dog

From Michael on our Facebook page: Please pray for my Bichon Frise "Story", who is having surgery tomorrow. He is a 14-year-old diabetic with Cushing's Disease. Being anesthetized for the procedure is my major concern. Thank you.

Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux and photos of her dog "Tom"

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 Today is the feast of St. Therese, the Little Flower or St. Therese of the Child Jesus. She taught us how to become saints becoming little. Her spiritual childhood method of sanctity was for her an easy way of attaining Heaven. A simple way yet it was through that little way that she was named a doctor of the Church.

Apparently, her family had a beloved pet dog named "Tom".  And thanks to a very good friend of this blog we can enjoy the following:


Picture source: Make sure to click here to see more photos of St. Therese

St. Therese's sister Celine with "Tom"

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Martin Family with "Tom"
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Reliquary of St. Therese's parents Louis and Zelie Martin. You will see a depiction of "Tom" on the reliquary. Happy Feast of St. Therese!

 Remember, if you pray for her intercession (and that includes praying for our pets) she will let you know God will be answering your prayers by sending you a rose from heaven.

Urgent Prayer Request for Wendy the Cat

From Katie:
I'd like to request prayers for my tortie cat Wendy. She has not been feeling well, and is not eating much. I have had several large, unexpected expenses recently, and I don't know how I can come up with the money to take her to the vet. I rescued her as a kitten from a rescue after a good samaritan brought her in after her brother had been thrown out a window and left for dead (luckily, he survived and was adopted by someone at the emergency clinic). After all the mistreatment as a kitten, and her share of health issues, she is the sweetest cat in the world. She has been my best friend and my life for 12 years now. Please pray for her recovery. I don't know what I would do without her. She's irreplaceable.

Urgent Prayer Request for Midget the Cat

From the comment section:
Please pray for my cat Midget. She is a tiny cat that is sick and not eating very well and is losing weight. Dr. has yet come up with a diagnosis. I love her so much. She was a rescue, who's first year of life was poor. It took a couple of years for her gain trust, feel safe and loved. I would love for to live a long life so she knows all the love she has and all she has given. Please pray for Midget to get well. Thank you.

Prayer Request for Kelly the Cat

From the comment section:
Please pray for my sister and borther in laws lost kat Kelly. He has been gone for 3 days now, and we are praying for his safe return home to them.

Updated Prayer Request for Seraph the Dog

From Jeff:
Seraph was able to walk a little and do her business with some help until yesterday. I guess prednisone is not working as well as it had been. She is still wagging her tail to let me know she's there, but all she can do is lie on her side and pee. The neurologist wanted to do some expensive treatments for her. I made a request to a couple of people for help with this, and I am giving her some homeopathic remedies, but mostly...I am just begging the Lord Jesus to help her in some way as HE sees best. I don't know how long she can go on as things are...a while, maybe. I prayed the express novena. You should have told me you say it 9 times! Are you supposed to say your own prayer after each one? I went down the list and tried to give a prayerful thought to the other folks. We sure do love these critters. I trust that all tears will be dried in the Lord's own time