I just learned very sad news - a very kind, cheerful woman I used to work with, Toni, finally succumbed to breast cancer after a two year struggle late this past January. Throughout her chemo and other treatments, she would come into work early, cheery, and would even help me by doing some of the tasks I was supposed to do (such as do the dishes I had yet to do) and ones that were not part of her job at all, just out of the kindness of her own heart.
I was a bit saddened to hear from her that she, a “cradle Catholic,” had lapsed from the Church, but was encouraged to hear her speak proudly of her Christianity, as she had gotten involved in one of the Pentecostal-type denominations. I am comforted to know that she had found Christ before she died.
Please pray for her soul. I was very saddened to hear this news - I kept her often in my thoughts and intentions during my daily Rosary.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and Blessed is the Fruit of Thy Womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.