I know that, like me, many of you are big fans of the amazing books Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire and In the Shadow of our Lady, by Fr. Joseph Langford, whom Mother Teresa chose to be the co-founder of her priests’ community. Both books are in my top-10 list of “most life-changing books I ever read.” Anyway, earlier this week I received an email from Fr. Langford that I wanted to share (with his permission):
I have been off the radar for a while due to my recent diagnosis of blood and bone cancer (multiple myeloma). I have just begun chemo and started my long march — either back to health and a chance to keep writing and serving, or on to eternal life through a share in Jesus’ priestly victimhood. I am not sure which to ask more insistently for, though the one thing I ask daily is the grace to live this infirmity in gratitude and with a smile. All the same, if you would be so kind as to ask your readers for a prayer or two, it will be much appreciated. God bless you and them.
I am deeply saddened to hear of this diagnosis, and hope that you will all keep him in your prayers. He can be reached at frjosephmc.book at yahoo dot com.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with his latest book (which I highly recommend), here’s a trailer for Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire:
If you would like to leave a message in the comments for Fr. Langford, please feel free to do so! I will pass them along to him.
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