Tuesday, July 14, 2009

prayer request

The following came by email:

Dear Friends,

Some of you may know Fr. Dick Tomasek, SJ; other may not (yet). But I am begging your prayers for his recovery. This dear man-of-God and very special personal friend of many of us, has spent his Jesuit life, in large measure, helping others through his spiritual direction both at the Pontifical College of the Josephinum and also at the North American College in Rome. A couple weeks ago, upon his return from Rome, he underwent a physical and was immediately sent to the hospital for open-heart surgery whereupon a tumor, larger than a golf ball, was removed and a valve replaced. Sadly, the medical reports have shown the tumor to be, in Father’s words, “a not pretty cancer” – and, though he sounds his usual peacefilled and FAITHfilled self, I am asking all of you to STORM HEAVEN and God’s mercy to heal this marvelous priest in this Year of the Priests!! Beg our Heavenly Mother and our saintly John Paul II – perhaps the Divine FATHER wishes to allow this son to be JPII’s ‘miracle’ for canonization!! In any case, we simply want Father well as we NEED him and love him. He is with his Jesuit Community in WI. Please pray and ask others to as well. Thank you….I know you will!!

Gratefully and prayerfully in Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and, thus, Mother of Priests,
Sister Joseph Andrew, OP


  1. Fr. Tomasek is an amazing priest. I've had the honor of being with him at the North American College for the past three years. He's led multiple retreats, formation conferences, and lunch discussions that lift minds and hearts to God.

    Our rector has sent out a prayer request to all the seminarians and faculty. Fr. Tomasek is in our prayers!

    In Christ,

  2. Keeping Fr. Tomasek in our prayers. We lit a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher thanks to http://HolyLandPrayer.com. God bless.