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Healing Luke with Hope

Women of Grace Regional Coordinator, Diana Marie Salsman recently asked if we would join her family in praying a novena to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta for her grandson Luke, who is in the preparation stage for an Allogeneic transplant.   This is a very serious procedure which has the potential of saving Luke's life and bringing him back to health.  A tentative date of Nov 4 has been set for the transplant and the preparation is set to begin on October 13th, the feast of the miracle at Fatima.

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Pictured above is Diana's 4 year old grandson, Luke, and his little brother, Callum.

After several months of being in and out of the hospital, Luke was diagnosed with a rare blood condition called HLH. It was determined that the best course of treatment is a bone marrow transplant.

Throughout the course of this battle, Diana has felt prompted to pray to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for intercession. She believes Blessed Teresa is praying for little Luke because two donors with almost exact matches have been found. A dear friend of Diana's recently came in to possession of second class relics belonging to Mother Teresa. Shortly after taking them to Luke's bedside for veneration, the doctors received a call that one of the donors has agreed to become his donor.

Diana is asking our faithful Women of Grace family to please join her in praying for continued intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for Luke.

Mother TeresaThe prayer is:

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others. Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me.

To view the entire novena, click here.

Luke2If you would like to follow Luke's progress, a Facebook site will be up and running by Oct. 13, the day Luke begins his preparation for the transplant.

The site will be called Healing Luke with Hope. You may visit the existing site for updates until the new site is active.

Please join the entire Women of Grace community in praying for an outpouring of blessings and miracles on Luke and his family.

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