I would be honored to pray with you for those who are affected by cancer, whether they be a patient, caregiver, loved one or friend.
We are all touched by cancer in one way or another. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, over 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2012. With startling figures like this, prayer for healing becomes even more vital in our daily lives.
Cancer cannot take away hope. Whether you are a cancer patient or support a loved one who is affected by the disease, we must never lose hope. And our hope is well-founded in our faith – we believe with all our hearts that God is with us always!
Join me and my fellow Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate as we pray for all those affected by cancer. Simply follow these steps:
- Send me your prayer intentions. My fellow Oblates and I want to pray for the people in your life who are affected by cancer. On the first Monday of every month a special Mass is celebrated at the Shrine specifically for people dealing with cancer – both patients and caregivers.
- Join our community of prayer by placing the name of your loved one on our Healing and Hope Prayer Chain.
- Request an Oblate Card of Hope. Each card includes remembrance in a special monthly Mass at the Shrine, and a Votive Candle will be lit for the recipient. When you use one of these cards please consider a donation of $7 in support of the ministries of the Missionary Oblates.
- Give a Devotional Gift These gifts feature angels of hope. We offer our prayers through the intercession of these special angels who guide us and are with us always. These spiritual gifts will comfort patients, caregivers and supporters alike.
- Candles have been a form of prayer for centuries. For a donation of $25 you can have a Votive Candle lit at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows for a loved one struggling with cancer.
The Missionary Oblates look forward to remembering your loved ones in prayer. Please also remember the Oblates who are affected by cancer.
In Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate,
Fr. John Madigan, O.M.I.
Oblate Chaplain Director