This afternoon I have just received word that my sister, Georgia, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
While she is quite healthy at present, her shock and anxiety at this unwelcome news may well be imagined: as yet, we don't know what her prospects are, short, medium, or long term.
Of your charity, please pray for her, especially that she may receive the light of faith in this dark hour, and Christ be her Physician now and always.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, pray for us.Grant us, Thy servants, we beseech, Lord God, to rejoice in perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin to be delivered from present sorrow, and to have fruition of eternal joys. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
(Collect Concede nos famulos of feasts of Our Lady.)
[UPDATE: A Dominican friend has let me know he will be praying for her, and asking the brethren to do the same - many, many thanks.]