09 March 2010

Many Prayers Needed Tonight!

I am breaking my Lenten fast from blogging for something very important. I believe that Jesus would want me to do this, so I am.

Please pray this evening for Sr. Rita Menke who was the principal of my all-girls high school. She is a wonderfully strong woman who has served the Church well through her vocation for many decades. She is in the final stages of cancer and is asking for prayers. If you have facebook, you can find her page under Sister Rita's Hotline. Sister Rita is trying (and I believe succeeding) in bringing people together through Lenten reflections. As of tonight, she has 800+ fans (feel free to join if you are on FB).

I have been very moved by all of this since I found out that Sister Rita was ill. I am not sure if it is because of my memories of high school or because she is dying from the same thing that my parents' did, but I have been very sad about this whole situation. Please pray for her that her journey into eternal life is peaceful. Thank you so much! I will update as I can. Sister Rita commented a few days ago that she thought this was the beginning of the end.


Footprints Diary said...

Hi Therese,
Praying for Sister Rita Menke - so sad, but she goes to a better place. :)

Jillian ♥

Gardenia said...

sending up prayers right now for Sister Rita Menke. I will check out her facebook. bless her heart, bringing people together for Christ even as she prepares to meet Our Lord.

Sarah - Kala said...

Keeping all in prayer.

Kim H. said...

Praying for Sister Rita!

Mary333 said...

I'll pray for Sister Rita, too.

Anne said...

Dearest Father, you know how your servant, Sr. Rita is suffering. Please bring her peace and comfort as she journeys towards her eternal home with You. Amen.

Christine said...

I love sisters!

Sister Rita you are in my prayers.

Sarah Oldham said...

sarah kala here. I'm now at this blog: