Suggested by Fr. Rob Johanson at Thrown Back (link to the right). Fr Rob writes:
I urge all of you to commit yourselves to making a Novena to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, as patroness of Terri and all those who are afflicted with disease or debility, and suffer the further indignity of neglect or maltreatment. The Feast of Our Lady, Health of the Sick, falls on the Saturday before the last Sunday in August. Thus it will fall this coming Saturday, August 28.
I would suggest the following intentions:
That the Florida Supreme Court would rule in favor of protecting the weak, innocent, and disabled from those who seek to end their lives.
That Jan Govan would prevail over Judge Greer in the upcoming election.
That Terri herself would be granted some degree of healing and recovery, and that she know of the love and support of all those praying for her.
That Judge Greer, George Felos, and Michael Schiavo would have their hearts softened, and that they embrace true mercy and compassion for Terri and all like her.
That our nation would turn from its infatuation with death as a solution to human problems.