My dears, today is Good Friday and I am sure many of you will go to church today. While you are there, would you kindly pray for a Single woman named Hilary Jane Margaret White? Some of you may have read her articles in LifeSiteNews or even in The Remnant. She had surgery for cancer yesterday,* and a priest has emailed me from Rome to say that she is "in a bad way."
Hilary is only 45 years old. She was orphaned many years ago. She is not married. She has no boyfriend. She has no children. She has a pugnacious faith in Christ and is one of the best prose stylists I know. She uses her talents for the Church and has for years fought for the right to life of babies born and unborn.
Hilary is the Vatican correspondent for LifeSiteNews and lives outside Rome. She loves her job very much, and I must say the idea of living in a small town outside Rome and then commuting into Rome to report on the latest European and Vatican news strikes me as a wonderful way of life for a Single woman--or even a married woman, so long as her husband could also find work in Rome.
Hilary has sparky sense of humour which led to her organizing The *OTHER* Roman Blognic, to which I will be going. I asked Hilary what I should bring her from Britain (where her parents were born), and she gave me a short shopping list. It included Bovril, and so now there is a bulbous jar of Bovril sitting over my kitchen sink, waiting to be packed.
This morning, this Good Friday morning, I am suddenly afraid that I might not have the chance to give Hilary her Bovril.
So, my dear readers, in your kindness, would you please all pray for Hilary, a very talented Catholic Single woman, both as soon as you read this and when you go to church this afternoon. Pray for her soul, that her friends be allowed to keep her some years longer and that she recovers rapidly from all her cancer treatment.
Here is one of her most recent articles.
*Update: Now it appears that she has NOT yet had the operation, but her condition is indeed serious.