A Medical Interlude

As some of you already know, today I begin six weeks’ radiotherapy in Oxford. That will inevitably put a huge practical strain on the community. This blog will continue to appear from time to time (I hope) but there will be delays in answering emails and enquiries. For the time being, we shall continue to hold all comments for moderation or perhaps simply turn the comments box off. That is not because we don’t want to know what you think (we do!) but a few people have been trying to spoil things for others and we don’t want this blog to be marred by hateful or spiteful comments. Please keep us in your prayers, as we do you.


34 thoughts on “A Medical Interlude”

  1. Prayers for you in the next few weeks. That God’s healing power will be alongside and within those treating you.

    We’re also praying for you and the community in our parish intercessions and individual prayer. πŸ™‚

  2. Keeping you in prayer. I had course of radiotherapy last year. It was tedious but manageable with a couple of novels to distract me. X

  3. My prayers for you and all those you will meet on your journey. God is very evident in the radio therapy centres…hope even joy appears in the most unlikely places…my prayers will be for you and all those you will meet in the coming month.

  4. I have been following your blog for quite a while now and am so moved by your commitment and fidelity to speaking out the Good News! Bless you and grateful thanks to God for you and your generous giving of a wonderful mind and heart.

  5. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am hoping that you will have a speedy recovery to full health and vigour.>
    Praying also for the community >
    Keep smiling, it’s the best medicine πŸ™‚

  6. Sr Catherine, you and the community are at the heart of many prayers and I join mine to all those above, especially echoing Jean’s comments. Such experiences are a means of Grace.

    May the Lord fill you with all hope in believing. May angels lift you up. May you be blessed beyond measure.

    With much love,


  7. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and on our beads! May our Blessed Mother comfort you and enfold you in the mantle of her love.

  8. May I add my prayer support for you and the Community also – your blog continues to be inspirational, thought provoking and challenging (in a good way to inspire a desire for , and to encourage us to aspire to holiness). I so value the spiritual ‘lateral thinking’. It is tedious that others have left less than charitable comments though..
    May Our Lady protect you and the Community under her mantle…
    May you feel His presence ever near you.
    Love and prayers,

  9. Just checking up on you! Glad to know the first day was all right. As the rest is just repetition, even though you will indeed feel tired, you have in a way already got the most stressful part (the unknown) out of the way. My prayers of course go with you as do those of you many friends and supporters. May you feel buoyed up on a sea of prayer which keeps you afloat over the next weeks and months.

  10. Very best wishes, thoughts and prayers to you and the whole community. I am sure it cannot be easy to cope with this, but hope you know how many hopes go with you.

  11. Bless you Sister. So glad you survived Day 1.
    I was very conscious of your parallel treatment today when on the chemo ward here in Coventry. So it was relatively easy to pray for you, your medics and the rest of the Community throughout my 3 hours.
    Daily prayer guaranteed in the future πŸ™‚

  12. To add my prayers and good wishes to the others. Discovering your ever thoughtful tweets and reflections has been such a blessing.

  13. Joining others in passing on my good wishes and prayers. I really appreciate your blog, however, it is more important that you concentrate on yourself and your health. The rest of us will have to practice the gift of patience.

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