Thursday, January 26, 2012

Prayers for Malcolm

Dear readers, I have a special favor to ask.

A dear friend of mine feels that she and her family are called to be little Malcolm's family.

However, for this to be accomplished, it will take a miracle of sorts.

Will you please pray that, if this adoption is according to the will of God, all obstacles will be removed quickly from my friend's path?

May I also suggest that you commit this cause to the intercession of St. Thomas More, above, the patron, among other causes, of adopted children?

Thank you so much. May God reward you for your prayers.

11 comments:

ex-new yorker said...

I will! I'm glad I thought of him during our homeschooling prayers today, when I hadn't read this yet. Didn't add him aloud because I try to keep our daily special petitions few and specific hoping our kids will be more mindful of them, but I can add "Malcolm and the family who would like to adopt him."

Melanie B said...

I'll pray. I didn't know that St Thomas More was the patron saint of adoption. Why is that?

Pentimento said...

Thanks for the prayers. I think there is more than one saint for adoption. I'm not sure why he is one of them - maybe he was adopted? Or some of his children were?

ex-new yorker said...

His first wife died while their children were very young, and he remarried a widow with her own son. I am not sure about the formalities of adoption, but they were basically father and mother to each other's biological children, I suppose. (They had none together.)

lissla lissar said...

Praying!

Kimberlie said...

I will pray! I heard a story similar to ex-new yorker - that he had an adopted child(ren). I will ask for his intercession for this cause. I can not imagine the tragedy of a cognitively normal child being confined to a mental institution for the rest of his life. It is just unbearable to think about it.

MrsDarwin said...

We will pray for Malcolm and his family-to-be.

Anne-Marie said...

We'll pray, too. Please keep us posted.

Tertium Quid said...

St. Thomas More was executed in 1535. His property was seized because the charge was treason. I wouldn't be surprised if he helped more than a few orphans. Ora pro nobis.

Maureen said...

I hope and pray Makcolm will be home soon!

Sally Thomas said...

More had an adopted daughter, Margaret Giggs (sp?), who later, when the London Charterhouse monks were chained to the railings to die, brought food to them and fed them like baby birds, because their hands were chained. She also took away "their natural filth" in her basket. When she was prevented from coming to the monks, she tried letting food down over the walls in a basket.

I forget exactly how she came into More's family, but she wasn't his child or the child of either of his wives. Anyway, I imagine that's why he's an adoption patron.

Re little Malcolm, I have remembered him in my prayers and will happily add this family who want to bring him home.