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Prayer Request: Fr. Ray Ryland (Steubenville OH) Near Death
Private e-mail | March 18, 2014 | Myself

Posted on 03/18/2014 9:17:08 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

Yesterday while on his way to the Perpetual Adoration chapel at his parish church in Steubenville, Fr Ray fell on the steps and suffered very serious injuries. Barring a miracle, he is not expected to recover. He is unconscious and receiving palliative care at the hospital in Steubenville.

Father Ray was the second married convert clergyman ordained priest under the Pastoral Provision. Those, especially, who attend Anglican Use parishes will want to join their prayers to those of Fr Ray's friends and family.

Father is a native of Crescent, Oklahoma, and was chaplain at Cassidy School in OKC at the time of his reception into the Catholic Church in 1963. Some of you have connections to Cassidy or to Father Ray's Oklahoma days. You might spread the word among people there who remember him.

The Pere Abbe of Fontgombault composed a prayer several years ago in honor of Notre Dame du Bien Mourir, whose 14th century statue is in the nave of the abbey church. The prayer asks for the grace 'a bien mourir' - to die well - a happy death - a grace we pray God to grant Father Ray.

The prayer also asks for the grace 'a bien vivre' - to live well, to be faithful to the promises of our baptism. By that standard, Fr Ray has lived as well as anyone I know.

May God be close to his much-beloved beloved wife Ruth and their five children, all the grandchildren and the four great-grandchildren during this sad time. May God united them in love, and keep them united and safe forever.


TOPICS: Catholic; Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Prayer
KEYWORDS: anglican; catholic; mareriedpriest

Fr. Ray and one of his four great-grandchildren, Blase.

Please pray.

1 posted on 03/18/2014 9:17:08 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Salvation; NYer

Catholic pings, please.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 9:18:06 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers sent to Heaven.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 9:26:03 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Salvation; NYer

Pings, please.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 9:32:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: Salvation; NYer

Oops, sorry for the double post. But I’ll pray double.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 9:32:41 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers up for him and family.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 9:35:55 AM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I live in Steubenville and our family belongs to the diocese. Prayers up! Out of curiosity, where did he fall?


7 posted on 03/18/2014 9:36:49 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

‘a bien mourir’ , What a wonderful prayer. Father, I pray you have a peaceful passing to the other side, I also pray for your family that will be left behind, most especially your beloved wife.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers up for Father Ray!


9 posted on 03/18/2014 9:48:26 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: Mrs. Don-o

O Blessed St. Joseph, who gave up your last breath in the arms of Jesus and Mary, obtain for Fr. Ryland, I beseech you, the grace of a happy death. Defend him from all evil, especially in his final hour. Assist him by your presence, protect him by your power, and obtain for him this grace, O holy St. Joseph, that he may breathe forth his soul in praise, saying in spirit, if he is unable to do so in words: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and life. Amen.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 9:56:27 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Mrs. Don-o; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

Prayer to St. Joseph for a Happy Death
O Glorious St. Joseph, behold I choose thee today for my special patron in life and at the hour of my death. Preserve and increase in me the spirit of prayer and fervor in the service of God. Remove far from me every kind of sin; obtain for me that my death may not come upon me unawares, but that I may have time to confess my sins sacramentally and to bewail them with a most perfect understanding and a most sincere and perfect contrition, in order that I may breathe forth my soul into the hands of Jesus and Mary. Amen

Catholic Prayer Ping!

Address your prayers to Mrs. Don-o

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11 posted on 03/18/2014 10:11:19 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers for a wonderful man I was granted the privilege to know. I asked him, back when my wife was an Episcopalian, what I could do to bring her into the church. Several years later, I was able to introduce my now-Catholic wife to him on the campus at Steubenville.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 10:17:56 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers up, a very god and gentle soul.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 10:19:59 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: Salvation

Fr. Ryland taught at USD when I was there. I regret that I never had him for a class.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Salvation

Amen.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 10:46:07 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers up.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 11:24:30 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: goodwithagun
"Yesterday while on his way to the Perpetual Adoration chapel at their parish church in Steubenville, Fr Ray fell on the steps and suffered very serious injuries." The parish church in question was St Peter's, the largest church in the city, right downtown. Apparently the entrance to the Adoration Chapel is outside & down a flight of stairs. Ruth was with him. According to Sandi it was very distressing - he was badly injured and instantly knocked out. The ambulance was there in less than 5 minutes and straight to the ER at Trinity West, but his condition remains critical.

I'm thinking he was born around 1925, which would make him around 89-90. He and Ruth and 5 children , 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He's also got books, tapes and I think videos on YouTube. And thousands of former students to whom he is/was a real spiritual father. A prolific, brilliant, and deeply, tenderly-loving man. His heart is the Lord's, all the way. Here and hereafter. Amen.

17 posted on 03/18/2014 1:13:53 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: daniel1212; metmom; boatbums; ReformationFan
Please pray for my friend, who is very likely breathing his last.

May God receive his soul!

18 posted on 03/18/2014 1:16:24 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: Salvation

Prayers for God’s blessings.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 1:22:37 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers for him.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 1:37:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Salvation

Farewell, good and humble servant. May you be welcomed into Heaven promptly.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 1:41:13 PM PDT by SpirituTuo
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I shall go view his youtubes, thank you for that information.

My sincere prayers for overwhelming peace and joy for this man and his family. May the good Lord welcome him home with open arms.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 1:52:32 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Fr. Ray on YouTube (LINKS)
23 posted on 03/18/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I’ll be praying for Ray Ryland, his family and friends.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 2:08:33 PM PDT by boatbums (Simul justis et peccator.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

25 posted on 03/18/2014 3:58:52 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers up.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 5:24:49 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Lord, be near Thy servant Ray at the hour of his passing and comfort his flock.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 6:59:20 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thank you for posting this. Lovely man, prayers up for him and his family.

Here is his conversion story.

On Whose Authority? – Conversion Story of Father Raymond Ryland

http://chnetwork.org/2011/05/father-raymond-ryland-on-whose-authority/


28 posted on 03/19/2014 6:06:15 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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