Saturday, October 5, 2013

Troubling and Sad & Prayer to St. Dymphna

It is so troubling and sad that Mariam Carey was shot to death because she has a mental illness. Also troubling is the picture in my mind of bullets whizzing past her baby's head. Maybe the bullets weren't whizzing by the baby's head. But her little, little daughter was present. I know, one is not suppose to crash into federal barriers, or run over cops, or elude the police, and whatnot. 

I know the police don't have time to check medical records, etc. However, there's just no good way to look at true turn of events. There's no upside I can see. 

Learn more about mental illness and how you can help.

I pulled the following off of the Internet somewhere.
Lord, our God, you graciously chose St. Dymphna as patroness of those afflicted with mental and nervous disorders. She is thus an inspiration and a symbol of charity to the thousands who ask her intercession. 
Please grant, Lord, through the prayers of this pure youthful martyr, relief and consolation to all suffering such trials, and especially those for whom we pray. (Here mention those for whom you wish to pray). 
We beg you, Lord, to hear the prayers of St. Dymphna on our behalf. Grant all those for whom we pray patience in their sufferings and resignation to your divine will. Please fill them with hope, and grant them the relief and cure they so much desire. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord who suffered agony in the garden. Amen.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I was at the fitness center when I heard this breaking news story--I was trying to get away from the depressing news of the shut-down and then I hear this! So tragic, but such a miracle that this baby is alive-thanks to her Guardian Angel.