Brother Francis has taken a downturn. We received news last week that Brother has “a couple of months” to live, due to his worsening aortic valve stenosis. This prognosis is from his very competent cardiologist at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire. As those who know Brother Francis can well imagine, he is taking the news very “philosophically.” Showing his resignation to the divine providence, he told one of the doctors, “I am in the Hands of God.”
Please keep Brother Francis in your prayers. We brothers also ask you to pray that we may be able to take care of him better as he becomes more dependent. We promise you our grateful prayers in return, as we regularly pray for all our friends and benefactors. God bless you and may Our Lady watch over you.