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Please consider invoking Felix Cappello, SJ, for Thomas Peters [Catholic Caucus]
canonlawblog ^ | July 19, 2013 | Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap.

Posted on 07/19/2013 11:22:59 AM PDT by NYer

I tell my kids what my mom told me: to pray for the sick and the poor every day if only because any of us can find ourselves being either or both at any time.

As many of my blog readers already know, my oldest son Thomas (the American Papist) was seriously hurt in a swimming accident two days ago and remains in critical condition with spinal cord injuries at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He, his wife of three months Natalie, and our families are overwhelmed with the outpouring of prayers and support that we have received so far, and now I would like to ask a special favor.

Please consider invoking the intercession of Fr. Felix Cappello SJ (1879-1962), one-time Confessor of Rome and the greatest sacramental lawyer of the 20th century, for Thomas’ speedy and complete recovery. I draw on Cappello’s canonical works in almost everything I write—no joke, I am finishing a scholarly article right now that he provided the crucial insight for—but I never thought I’d suggest drawing on his intercession for one of my very own. Well, I am doing so now.

Naturally, if you have your own favorite go-to saints in urgent cases, by all means, go! But if you are looking for a suggestion, I’d offer Fr. Cappello.

And thank you.

TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer

1 posted on 07/19/2013 11:22:59 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
My favorite "go to" saint is still a venerable but a powerful intercessor.

Venerable Solanus Casey


Father, I adore You.  I give myself to You.
May I be the person You want me to be
and may Your will be done in my life today.

Thank You for the gifts You gave to Father Solanus.
If it is Your will, glorify him on earth
So that others will carry on his work
For the poor, lonely, and suffering of our world.

In order that others will joyfully accept Your divine plan,
I ask You to hear this prayer (insert special request here)
through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.


2 posted on 07/19/2013 11:23:35 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

Prayers up to Fr. Cappello to intercede. God Bless all.

3 posted on 07/19/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: NYer

Prayers sent for the intercession of Fr. Felix.

4 posted on 07/19/2013 11:44:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: NYer
Here are a couple special saints:

·         patrons against neck pain

·         patrons against nerve diseases


5 posted on 07/19/2013 5:35:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

I was just shocked when I heard a couple of days ago about Thomas Peters’ terrible injuries. He’s just been married for 3 months — his poor bride. I just asked Felice Maria to pray for him. May God be glorified forever!

6 posted on 07/19/2013 6:42:42 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.")
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