Sunday, March 20, 2011

Canon Talarico's visit to St. Margaret Mary's (March 18-20, 2011)

From March 18 to 20, we had the opportunity to welcome Canon Matthew Talarico, Vice-Rector of the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Chicago, IL) at St. Margaret Mary's. On his first day, Canon Talarico gave a talk titled "Cultivating the Vineyard of your Soul with St. Francis De Sales" after the Stations of the Cross which was followed by a light dinner / reception at the Father Kozina Hall. On the 3rd day (Sunday) of his visit, we had a Solemn High Mass.
Canon Moreau leads the faithful at the Stations of the Cross (prior to the Lenten Conference)

Veneration of the Cross by the lay faithful

Canon Talarico giving his talk

After the Lenten Conference, Canon Talarico leads the faithful in singing "Christus Vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat"

Light dinner (fruits and soup)

Canon Talarico and yours truly

Solemn High Mass on Sunday (March 20, 2011)

Canon Moreau chanting the Gospel

Canon Talarico giving the Sunday sermon (can be viewed here)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Prayer request for a miraculous cure for baby Joseph

From Fr. Z's WDTPRS: Urgent prayer request:

A personal favour. Could you please ask prayers for young Joseph. He is a 2 and a half year old boy of friends of mine … and is the 7th of 8 children. Yesterday afternoon it was discovered that Joe has Category 4 Cancer, the worst. Without a miracle, and barring a misdiagnosis, he may not have long to live. He and his mother are at this moment weaving their way back to the US for treatment.

Please ask all your readers to pray for this family, devotees of the older form of the Mass, who are suffering this ordeal and for Joseph’s cure if it be the Lord’s will.


The poor father has decided to go along with Mum and Dad and Joe and they are at present overnight in ___. Today Joe was sleeping while his Dad was crying along beside him. He awoke, he is 2 and a half, and asked his Dad why he was crying? ‘Don’t you see the two angels standing next to the bed. They are bewdiful’ He said.

They then left and told Joe they would be back, and he told this to his dad. He is 2 and a half, and his father had not recently spoken at all about angels! The prayers seem to be working, let’s keep them up.

They are seeking the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for a miracle cure. Nice. I had thought about it and asked if his mother had thought of asking anyone in particular and she said Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta came to mind.


Let's not forget the other baby Joseph, Joseph Maraachli (in Canada), who has a terminal illness that will soon take his life. LifeSiteNews has an excellent article how this affects us all. For further updates please visit the Save the Baby Joseph Facebook page.