Medjugorje Community Member – Mother 27 Year Old Dying From…

Medjugorje Community Member – Mother 27 Year Old Dying From…


February 27, 2012

A couple of days ago, we sent the following letter to our Extended Caritas Community members. There are four levels in the Caritas Community, known as COCI, II, III or IV. COCI members are those who live at Caritas. Those who cannot live on the grounds because of life circumstances yet desire to share in the prayer life of the community are known as COCII, COCIII, or COCIV extended community members. They also are included in the blessings that come from Our Lady when Medjugorje visionary Marija presents the community to Her in an apparition. By living as much as possible the spirit of the community, they have a share in all the prayers and spiritual benefits of the community’s life.

In April, 2010, one of the young mother’s of the Caritas Medjugorje Community was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. We sent the following letter to our Extended Community members to update them on Andrea’s condition. For the first time we are making public Andrea’s story to all those who follow our way as Our Lady has shown us. This has been a painful walk of faith for Andrea, her husband Anthony, their family and the community, but as Our Lady said:

July 25, 1987

“…Dear children, pray and accept all that God is offering you on a way which is bitter. But at the same time, God will reveal every sweetness to whomever begins to go on that way, and He will gladly answer every call of God…”

We have found this message of Our Lady to be true—there have been such sweetness in this walk with Our Lady. Her closeness has been felt by us all. Though all of us accept whatever God’s will is in regards to Anthony and Andrea’s future, we continue to pray strongly and boldly for His complete will for Andrea and we share her story with you for you to join us in this prayer for their family.

A Friend of Medjugorje

Dear Beloved Family,

Some of you have spoken to one or more of us as you have called in about Andrea, but in speaking with you, we realized that we haven’t sent an update regarding her condition. Please forgive us for this, for you are all truly family to us and we feel the urgency to tell as many as possible to be praying and fasting for this intention. Our hands and our hearts have been very full and busy as we have been helping both Annie, who just had a baby girl, Annaleah Regina Ruport on January 27th and Andrea who is no longer able to take care of her family. For those of you who aren’t sure exactly who Andrea is, she is 27 years old and mother of three children, Rebekah (4), Andrew (3) and Jacob (10 mo.). She is married to Anthony Pipp in the Community who is the oldest son of Jeff and Robin Pipp. (All of Anthony’s brothers and sisters are here in the Community.) Andrea is Mark and Mary Hudachek’s daughter and has two brothers who are all members of the Community. Many may know her for her beautiful red hair.

Before we go forward, we’ll give a brief reminder of where we’re coming from. Andrea was diagnosed with a terminal, Stage 4 cancerous brain tumor (abbreviated-PNET) in the spring of 2010. This type of tumor, the doctors said, comes back stronger and bigger every time it is removed. It was immediately removed surgically after it was discovered that spring and she went into an aggressive attack against it with some very effective natural treatments, diet adjustments, fasting, etc. She had a great year after that as her recovery went well and she and Anthony surprised us with a healthy pregnancy and baby boy, Jacob on April 12th of 2011. This alone was a medical miracle. Just before Jacob was born, Anthony and Andrea began noticing symptoms returning of the tumor and just after Jacob was born, they went in for another MRI which showed that the tumor had returned- larger than before. Again, immediately a surgery was performed, the tumor removed and instantly all of the movement she had lost physically was regained. Anthony and Andrea again went into an aggressive attack using a special type of treatment which is non-immunodestroying and again, Andrea had a very healthy, happy year. Actually, on Thanksgiving Day of 2011, she said she had never felt so good. Another miracle, as she was granted a full year of health.

Andrea Pipp, member of the Community of Caritas

In February, 2010, Andrea was a bridesmaid for the wedding of her brother and one of the single consecrated who had lived in community for more than eight years. Shortly after the wedding, Andrea began experiencing occasional piercing headaches and dizziness. In April, she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. So began this journey of faith, not only for Andrea and her husband Anthony and their families, but for the whole community. When Andrea discovered she was pregnant, it became obvious that her choice of confirmation saint had been providential—St. Gianna Molla, who was made a saint because of her choice to save her baby’s life over her own. For Andrea, Anthony and the community there was no choice to make. We placed her future and her baby’s in Our Lady’s hands.

Today, where are we? In December of 2011, just a month after she was feeling her best, Andrea began noticing symptoms again of the tumor. By symptoms we mean that the left side of her mouth started drooping and she noticed that her left arm wasn’t functioning all the way. By Christmas all of us could see the progression and in our hearts, we knew what it meant. A visit to the doctor confirmed the worst. The tumor appeared to be back. Our founder (A Friend of Medjugorje) immediately called Marija who was in Medjugorje, and Anthony and Andrea flew there to be before Our Lady. Marija welcomed them as family and every day that they were with her, Marija brought Anthony and Andrea to the front of her chapel, told the pilgrims gathered there her story and then presented her by name to Our Lady. Our founder’s relationship with Marija is such that his requests are responded to with the love of a sister by Marija and this love has overflowed to the Community. This is a grace beyond belief and the fruit of Anthony and Andrea’s trip was that they returned home with such a peace and abandonment to God’s Will that it radiated in their faces. Despite the crosses, tears and struggles of each day, that peace remains. It is a humbling witness to us all.

When they returned from Medjugorje, another MRI was performed. The results were as expected: the tumor had returned…with a vengeance. This time it is the largest ever, covering one quarter of her brain. As Anthony met with the Community to discuss the results of the MRI in January, he told us the doctor’s diagnosis. Medically speaking, within 3-4 weeks she would not be walking and within a few months the tumor would spread so quickly as to attack her brain stem, shutting down all her systems and then she would slip away from us. Anthony told us that of course, the doctor wanted to operate again and have Andrea do chemotherapy, but Anthony revealed that Andrea was pregnant with their fourth child. In order to do the operation the doctor suggested to abort the child, but there was no question in their minds that this was not even considerable. So it is that Anthony and Andrea, along with the Community walking with the messages have a oneness in the path Our Lady has made clear. Our Lady’s way is ingrained now in this 2nd generation of the Community. The path Anthony and Andrea have chosen is the only way to go. No surgery. Choose life. Let God act. Tears filled the room. Anthony was strong, asking us all to continue to have faith, even until the 11th hour- not to give up hope. Lazareth was resurrected, he said, so our hope must not falter.

It is no coincidence that Andrea’s confirmation name and patron saint is Gianna. If you were to do a little research on St. Gianna Molla, you would be astonished at the similarities in her and Andrea’s story. Actually, Andrea’s second surgery took place on St. Gianna’s feast day, so Our Lady has given signs for us to pay attention to this “holy coincidence.” Because Andrea is pregnant, she and Anthony have definitely avoided all temptations to have the third surgery in order to protect the life of their child. Their doctor was respectful of Anthony and Andrea’s religious beliefs, but to him, Andrea is his patient, not the unborn child, so he wanted her to think of saving herself. She and Anthony have been a strong witness that they will choose life at all costs and we are all holding on to the hope that this little “seed of hope,” is a sign from God to be strong in our faith. The baby is due in September, a very long time after the doctor’s expect Andrea to be living, but this baby is the hope in all our hearts and surely the one thing that will keep Andrea fighting the fight. They will be keeping a close watch on the baby, but yesterday’s trip to the doctor went very well and the baby was actually moving so much that it made the ultrasound difficult to get measurements!

Anthony and Andrea Pipp, member of the Community of Caritas

Anthony helps Andrea walk to the Field for the daily Rosary of the Community. Andrea has been determined to walk herself to the Field as long as she is able, always with a smile on her face. Her dedication to the Rosary and Our Lady has grown stronger through the cross she carries, and both Anthony and Andrea have said that they feel Our Lady close to them as never before. Our Lady said from Medjugorje:


“…If you would abandon yourselves to me, you will not even feel the passage from this life to the next life. You will begin to live the life of Heaven on earth…”

After years of following Our Lady’s messages in the life of the Caritas Community, Anthony and Andrea have become a beautiful model of total abandonment and surrender to God’s will. They know that death comes to everyone and if God’s will is that He is calling Andrea to be with Him, then they will surrender to His desire in peace and even in joy. At the same time they continue to believe and hope in His goodness for what is His desire. We, as a community, continue to pray for God’s will, while praying in hope, that even at death’s door God’s will prevail for what it is He wants for His children.

Our Lady has given NO indication for us that we shouldn’t expect a miracle. In fact, all the messages we have picked, scripture readings, novenas, etc., have encouraged us to hope beyond hope. This, however, is difficult as we watch Andrea deteriorate more every day. She walked as long as she could to Rosary in the Field, her left side dragging as she held clutched to her husband. Over the last few days, though, that walk has become too difficult and she is now in a wheel chair. She really has no use of anything on her left side. It is not slowly that we see the differences, it is overnight. Andrea’s and Anthony’s spirits, on the other hand, are unfailing. Andrea is tremendously at peace, always offering a smile to anyone who stops in to say hello and truly abandoned to the Will of God. This does not mean that tears do not fall, or that her pain is not sometimes unbearable, because they do and it is.


We are in the second half of a 54-day Rosary Novena in which our intention states, “our main intention is for Andrea that all will go well as we place Andrea in your hands. You know our hope dear Mother.” So, we ask for you to join us in prayer and sacrifices for her and her family. Pray strongly for God’s Will. Pray that all of us here are all that she and Anthony need for us to be. Pray for the baby and that Our Lady uses this whole situation for the Glory of God. It may be difficult for us to keep you updated on a frequent basis, so we ask that you keep in contact with us. Feel comfortable talking to anyone on the phones about her condition because we are all able to inform you of her progress. Medically speaking, her situation is hopeless. Medically speaking, neither she nor the baby will make it. But we hold on to the hope that Our Lady will not leave Her children. We want the Will of God so badly for this family and want to be pure with our intentions before Our Lady. Anthony has discussed all of his decisions with Our founder who has told him that they are in harmony with our “way” that Our Lady has established here. We do not know why Heaven has allowed all of this, but it is not for us to question, rather for us to accept and try to live perfectly our role in Our Lady’s plan. We love you all and count on your prayers- you remain in ours.



In the Love of Our Lady,
Erin on Behalf of the Entire Community


young family lost mother

On, Thanksgiving Day, November, 2011, Andrea said she hadn’t felt this good in years. There was the hope that maybe she had turned a corner with the cancer. But within a few weeks, familiar symptoms started to surface again. Knowing that Andrea had the desire to go to Medjugorje, our founder immediately made arrangements for Anthony and Andrea to go after the New Year, while Medjugorje visionary Marija was still in the village. They left to go to Medjugorje on January 2, 2012, and as they were saying good-bye to several community members, they were handed Our Lady’s words to Mirjana given that morning at the Blue Cross:

January 2, 2012

“Dear children; As with motherly concern I look in your hearts, in them I see pain and suffering; I see a wounded past and an incessant search; I see my children who desire to be happy but do not know how. Open yourselves to the Father. That is the way to happiness, the way by which I desire to lead you. God the Father never leaves His children alone, especially not in pain and despair. When you comprehend and accept this, you will be happy. Your search will end. You will love and you will not be afraid. Your life will be hope and truth which is my Son…”

With the message, we sent along with them our founder’s writing that he had written for the January 2, 2012 message, entitled, “You Need Not Drown” which beautifully paralleled their own walk with Our Lady. Our Lady gave them the gift of peace while in Medjugorje, whatever their future holds.

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188 thoughts on “Medjugorje Community Member – Mother 27 Year Old Dying From…”

  1. hi Andrea, I’m always praying for health especially with your kids. Thru constant prayers and faith to God nothing is impossible and i believe on Miracles. God Bless us ALL

  2. Thank you for this beautiful writing, touching the heart, and presenting the true way of faith in its raw and most tender form. Thank you for your courage and for the testimony of love and faith Andrea and Anthony, and the community. You are all in my prayers as you walk the miracle of this path. With much love for all that is done there and the testimony of true discipleship……. Awaiting the miracle of God’s will…….

  3. Ella and Jim Uli

    Since we learned of Andrea about a month or more ago, we have added her and her family to our prayers. THANK YOU for this continued reminder, however, and please also remember us in your prayers ! My elderly mother, (age 84), as emphysema, and she is in very good health, otherwise. I pray that Our Lord will Bless her and heal her affliction so that she can enjoy whatever years she has left on earth. As we enter into this unknown territory that Our Lady has told us about, it is good to have the wisdom and knowledge of some of our elders to help us along, and my mom knows a lot about living the “hard way”. And, I come from a line of “commercial farmers”, and we are starting our veggie garden….but it is difficult to know how much and what to “store” and get ready for the times ahead. Our prayers are with all of you, our extended family at Caritas, we love you all very much and since we have no other family members who are Catholic, Jim and I truly look to you for family support. XO

  4. Dear Family, My heart has been touched in a special way! as a mother of four small children I feel your pain in your soul…I will be praying for all of you from the depths of my heart and soul. In Jesus we will Live

  5. Andrea, I will join in praying the holy rosary for you and your baby, for your husband and your children, until you are well. God bless your everyday with supernatural graces and blessings and may Jesus and Mary hold you close to their Sacred, Immaculate Hearts. I Love You. Sue

  6. Dear Andrea … May God be with you and your family .. our mother Mary is for sure with you .. I pray to the lord to give you strength and to our mother Mary to look with her beautiful eyes at you .

  7. Our problems are nothing in comparison to yours Andrea and Anthony. I will say more prayers, especially for the intentions Our Lady has for both of you. I believe in my heart that a miracle will be brought to you through your witness to the faith. Stay strong in love, hope, and prayer. God bless you and your family and friends, XOX.

  8. Mother Mary i pray that you intercede for Andrea, if Our Lord was healed people 2000 years ago, its is again possible for Andrea in Jesus’ name i pray.

  9. What a touching an moving story of this young family who are going through such a difficult time. May the Lord Bless you and keep you, may he make his face shine upon you and bring you healing and peace! Thoughts and prays go out to you and your family.

  10. Andrea and Anthony my prayers are with you night and day may God hear all our prayers that we are praying for you. Have faith my dear friends nothing is impossible. I love you

  11. My heart goes out to the both of you and your children, Andrea and Anthony. I am terribly sorry that you and your family have to go through this difficult time. You and your family will be in my prayers and I will ask the Felician sisters to pray for you too. Love, Joanne

  12. I was so overcome with emotion reading this article that I wept. Andrea and Anthony, you are both an inspiration, and a blessing. May God grant you rich blessings, and an abundance of His love, His mercy, and His peace. I will be praying for you. With love, Sandi

  13. Thank you for this heartrending story of this beautiful young family. Thank you for sharing not only their witness to you in community but to all of us who consider ourselves part of your extended family. The first time I saw that picture of Andrea at her brother’s wedding, I thought there was something particularly profound about it. Her own mother suggested that Our Lord was preparing her for something particularly profound… Mothers know these things, don’t they? I was also reminded of Jelena’s question to Our Lady about why she was so beautiful and Our Lady’s response was – “I am beautiful because I love. If you want to be beautiful, love. There is no one in the world who does not desire beauty.” Thank you Andrea and Anthony for your witness of Love. You and your family are in my heart and in my prayers.

  14. How beautiful to read this story ,and yet how sad. I will include Andrea and the entire family in my prayers every day. The Lord and His Blessed Mother are with you as you travel this sad journey. They will give you the strength to bear this. May God and His Blessed Mother bless you all. I lift you all up to them and pray for God’s will to be fulfilled. Marie.

  15. Andrea and Anthony, our thoughts and prayers be with you and your beautiful family. The love of Our Lady Queen of Peace is so close to your heart. May Jesus be your strength and protection at this time. May God bless you in abundance.

  16. Andrea and Anthony,Lets continue surrendering to God’s will -nothing less,nothing else. My family and I will continue to offer 1 Rosary everyday until the Answer,but I know God has never turned down a big number of people who come together in prayer for a common cause . Maxima-Uganda

  17. The Saint Gianna Society will pray for Andrea. I will ask Dr. Gianna Molla, Saint’s daughter, to pray for Andrea. In 1998 I was a supporter of your community. May St Gianna pray for for Andrea.



  19. Dear Andrea, Anthony and family, I am so saddened to hear of this heartbreak . I will pray for your perseverance in hope and love of God’s will. Also for a miracle to show this secular world of your utter trust and life! In Jesus and Mary , Mary Rausser

  20. Anthony and Andrea – I love seeing all the feedback – I hope you get a chance to read it all. Lots of people sending lots of love and prayers. I’ll ask Caritas Greg up in Heaven to light a thousand candles for Andrea’s healing. Much love.

  21. Through the intercession of Blessed JPII, St. Faustina, Blessed Mother Teresa, St. Gianna, & all the holy saints & angels, may God heal Andrea. We ask this through our Lady who is truly appearing in Medjugorje. May God bless you with His peace.

  22. My prayers are with this beautiful family, may God’s Blessing be with them all and thank you for sharing this testimony of Faith and Love for God and Blessed Mother.

  23. I, will intercede at Holy Mass, for this couple and thank you for sharing this moving testimony about Andrea and her illness. In Our Ladys Love Patricia from Canada

  24. I am enormously touched by this update and thank you for sharing it. It is my honor to pray and fast for Andrea, Anthony and her children. I pray for peace for all of you and for the strength to accept God’s will with grace. I pray too that God’s will is that Andrea get’s to stay and raise her children for many, many more years to come!

  25. Andrea and Anthony never loose hope, I am a survivor of Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer, The Lord is good to all his people, I will keep you in my prayers Andrea God be with you always.

  26. Dear Andrea,Anthony,and my friends of Caritas! please read Psalm ninety one.God our father will protect us.As our lord gave three little kids to this loving couple, certainly Lord will let this infant also recover with the mama.Iam sriyani from Srilanka,will join in your prayers and sacrifices in this time of Lent.I will pray for the intercession of my beloved Patron Saint st.Anthony.Mother Mary you said you want our continues prayers to conquer satan, and glorify the name of God our father. Let us depend on her and pray in every minute for Andrea’s speedy recovery with the infant in her. My Lord Jesus in tears I beg your mercy, Please hear our prayers be with Andrea, do not let this wonderful family suffer any more. Please give Anthony more courage and faith. Oh! Holy Spirit! fill Andrea with you and cover her, God our father, you are our creater and please do not let Andrea to suffer. please make her cross a Glory to all your creation. Thanks be to the Father Son and the Holy Spirit

  27. Praying for your community especially this unique little family. Lots of LIFE. What love in Andrea. Please also extend my congratulations to Johnny and Annie.

  28. Having just lost my older sister to cancer and having watch God’s grace fill that room on the day of her passing, I know that God’s will is what we should all seek. My sister was ready to leave us. Andrea is not..especially with a child growing in her womb. My prayers will be for her and her family and all at Caritas and I will send this out to my prayer groups. May she continue to join our Lord and Savior in His Divine Will so that His Will be done.

  29. Vilma Anne Steele

    What a beautiful testimony of Faith and Love for God and His Mother. They will be in my daily Prayers. May God bless them abundantly.

  30. Dear Andrea, Anthony & CARITAS family, I will join you in prayers and sacrifices for Andrea… What a powerful witness this will be for Our Lady and Our Heavenly Father’s glory… I pray also to the intercession of St. Giana and St. Anthony.. My love and prayers to all, Doris Forsyth Field Angel & Core member

  31. Be assured of my daily prayers for Andrea and her family. Certainly, God has a special plan for Andrea. Many people need to be saved and denounce our Jesus and Blessed Mother. Andrea has been chosen to suffer for them. We must be strong for her spiritually and continue to pray for her healing…but most of all for the Lord’s Will for her.

  32. My prayers are with the family, for Andrea’s recovery. We offer up our sincerest prayers for her speedy recovery. Our Mother is never known to forsake Her children.

  33. I shall continue to pray for Andrea and Anthony that GOD’S will be done GOD BLESS all of them I send my prayers and love.

  34. My thoughts and prayers accompany this wonderful family everywhere. Rest assured of my prayers. Wish them all the best.

  35. Dear Caritas Community. I belive that our lady will cure andrea, from my depest bottom of my heart I pray to andrea , please keep me updated. Wael Masaidah

  36. What a beautiful family and witness of their faith in Christ Jesus! My heart goes out to Andrea and Anthony. My prayers for you as this difficult battle continues. God bless you and keep you in the palm of His loving hands.

  37. My loving prayers to OUR LADY to PLEASE HEAL ANDREA completely, as this Mother needs to be there for her three children!!! GOD and OUR LADY can grant this HEALING!!!!!! Please GOD and Our Lady, please HEAL ANDREA with this miracle !!! I pray with all my heart, and it is a BLESSING already that ANDREA and ANTHONY have already visited you in Medjugorge! PLEASE HEAL, thank you, SILMY MARIA in Hongkong

  38. Beatrice Matipwiri

    A Wonderful Family. I will pray for you. May the almighty God be with you in this difficult and trying time. God is on your side. Thanks for choosing to save Life of this unborn baby. This baby has a mission on this earth!!!!!!!!!!

  39. May Jesus and Mary bless, protect and heal Andrea, Anthony, their children and baby in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ Amen.

  40. Florence Beinempaka

    Dear caritas family especially Andrea and Anthony. This is realy amazing the never ending miracles God is giving us.He is using her for the Glory of His Most Holy name. From my Medical experience Poor Andrea would not be alive now. She would have passed on during the last pregnancy. With this one He is showing us that He is in control. To Him be the Glory. Andrea be strong hung on the peace you have already received. I surely know that He can never abandon you. He is your anchor hang on Him. we are praying for you. Be Blessed. Florence

  41. I will pray for Andrea and Anthony, special for Andrea and her baby and I hope the peace of God always stay on her heart.

  42. Andrea and Anthony, continue Waiting on the Lord for many miracles and blessings are happening due to YOUR Faith. The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! The Lord is your strength and your shield, in whom your heart trusts and finds help.

  43. Dear friends at Caritas I have just read Friend of Medjugorjie’s writing about Andrea and Anthony and their family. It brought tears to my eyes. I am going to Mass this lunchtime and will offer my mass for Andrea, her unborn baby, her husband, children and all of the Caritas community, that Almighty God’s will be done. God Bless you all, you are all in my prayers. With the Love of Our Lady. Maria X

  44. In Jesus’s name I greet you, and Andrea and Anthony and entire family, God bless you and heal you immediately with God’s power, because when ask we are given, we seek we always find and knock and the door will be opened to you. Please to have faith and hope there is nothing impossible before our Lord Jesus and Our Mother Mary. God bless you.

  45. Kashmira Siganporia

    Dear Andrea and Anthony, I am with you in this struggle.I am a prayer warrior and will storm heaven for you.May God give you the grace to sustain and bear your sufferings with love for Jesus and Mary. May the fruit of your suffering bring healing and conversion especially during the period of Lent.I will be with you in spirit interceding for you and your unborn child. May God’s holy will be done .It is written “He will never leave you nor forsake you.He will lead you by your hand over troubled bridges and be with you every step and carry you with him all the way over troubled waters.Amen In the love of Jesus and Mary your sister in Christ Kashmira will intercede to Saint Padre Pio, St Faustina, St.Anthony, St Terese , St Joseph and to the Holy Souls in Purgatory every day for graces of healing ,courage,peace and perseverance for you and your family.In Jesus’s name Amen

  46. Your faith is strong…may God’s inner peace be with you all during this trying time and may he bless you with a miracle. You are in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your story with us and what a beautiful family you are :} God Bless Linda

  47. Bro. Andrea Sifuna

    Dear friends of Our Lady, Good of you to have shared this story which is similar to that of Lazarus- meant to give glory back to God. There is nothing hopeless here! In the seeming ashes of Andrea (my namesake) and her husband, the hand of God will scribble order. And the only logic that there is is that all things lie at the mercy of God- nothing that is entrusted to Him is hopeless in His sight. And so I see that O.L will reward the prayers of so many people with tears of joy. Amen Andrea-Nairobi

  48. charmaine.swardling

    May GODS’S richest blessings and compassion be upon you and your family Andrea. Our beloved Mother will guide and protect you in this journey. Remember, if GOD takes you there he will get you through it. STAY BLESSED will continue to pray for all of you.

  49. Cecilia Chisompola

    A truly touching story – Anthony & Andrea’s faith is so inspiring, especially during this Lenten Season when we are all encouraged to unite our suffering with those of Jesus on the Cross. Will definitely keep the family in my prayers. Please tell them “All is well” Cecilia

  50. God has send the mother of the savior to reveal the truth to us. Constant prayer links us with God and His mercy for the world.Physical suffering at time we suffer for the sake of others. God takes his time to heal but hope should keep high. Our world is full of all kinds of sins that need deep prayer that calls for God forgiveness in the process others can be used as means for atonement for our sins. The message of the mother of God is a reality . Let us keep praying for all how seek healing that God have mercy for them. May our mother Mary heals the mother of little Jacob: Andrea suffering from cancer that the parents find Joy and Love of the mother of God at Medgugorje. Our life belong to the maker of heaven He knows what He wants to do with us. Thank God for the patient he has given to Andrea in enduring the terrible pain of the cancer. There are many things and events that remind us of being of the journey. When we are traveling either by bus or airplane we get exhorted but never

  51. We will be praying for Andrea, Anthony and the whole Community as we do each morning and night but will redouble our efforts. Please give hugs to all from us and especially to Jeff and Robin. Hang on, miracles are coming we just know it.

  52. What a brave and courageous family. They have set an example of such unwavering faith to Christ and our Mother. My prayers are with them.

  53. hello my dear friend in love of God…. I pray and hope for healing you. I have one son and I understand your situation. We see the sky and pray and our hope is the Eternal Rock Jesus. Our Mother Holy Mary look us and help us. We must submit to God and just pray …..I love you and pray for your family. God bless you

  54. I have read Andrea,s story and the faith and trust her family and the Caritas family have in the Lord and also of her surrendering everything to His Divine Will, the life of that of the mother and her unborn child. I will indeed pray for her and ask others to do the same. I have just knelt and offered up a Rosary for her. I have been reading all your updates and I am grateful to you for giving me the news and feedback you give regularly. Thank you Rita

  55. Dear Anthony and Andrea: Continued Peace and God’s Blessings to you and your precious family. May you stand firm to God’s plans for you. May he continue to bless you with fervent faith, hope and total abandonment to his will! May God continue to heal you in amazing ways ! Amen!!

  56. Scott and Lisa Madden

    Please know that our hearts go out to you…..we hold you in our thoughts and prayers before Our Dear Lord and Our Blessed Mother…….you are loved by so many!! Believe in miracles and remain hopeful. Jesus IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE! God bless you and your beautiful family and all the Caritas Community.

  57. I will offer prayers and sacrifices and contributions to the capital of grace that a miracle might be wrought and Andrea’s life spared, in a way that will elevate society’s understanding of the significance of the Medjugorje message at this time. My prayers are that Andrea’s healing could be for our nation and for all lapsed Catholics, an echo to the Glory of God on Earth.

  58. Dear Family in Christ, As Jesus said if you faith like the mustard seed, we can move the mountains, so let us have the faith like mustard seed and wait upon the Lord to work in Andrea’s life. Our God is a merciful God, He will not say no to His mother and his children. Let us be the pray warriors and plead for Andrea. Jesus Loves you Andrea you are very dear to Him. We all at our end will pray for you. Gold Bless Navita Barretto

  59. Dear Anthony and Andrea, You and your family will be in my daily prayers. May He bring healing to Andrea so she can raise her beautiful family… God Bless and keep you all in His loving care.

  60. What a lovely family My heart and my prayers are with them I’m sure Our Lady will always be with them esp in this dark moment of pain and suffering shaila is

  61. My prayers go out to Anthony and Andrea and baby. This is truly true love, faith and hope that these two have in our Lord and blessed Mother. My heart goes out to both of them, through my prayers and good intentions.

  62. My prayers will be dedicated to Andrea, Anthony and their children, specially their coming baby. May our Mother Mary continue to give us strength to live this life with love, peace and hope in our hearts. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  63. Dear Caritas Community, especially Andrea and Anthony, I just stopped in to re-read Marija’s message and learned of Andrea and Anthony’s battle. I will be praying for the situation, and Fr. Brendan Walsh, SAC, that I work with will beginning offer a Novena of Masses for Andrea’s healing and the baby’s safety tonight 2/27. Please let them know of our prayers. Peace and Blessings, Jenni Horn

  64. What a very brave Family! My heart goes out to them, but, more importantly, my prayers are with them. God bless Andrea, Anthony, all the children and the community.

  65. I read the letter about Andrea and her family. I will put her in my daily prayers to Our Lady and hope that all will be ok. The cancer will be gone and she will have a beautiful healthy baby.

  66. Dear family member in Christ, You can be sure of my prayers for Andrea and her beautiful family, it is so sad to hear of her suffering like that especially with small children who need her,, i am so encouraged by her faith and her strength at this difficult time, it is a lesson to me to always be prepared for the good and bad things that can happen to our health and how we handle them according to God’s plan is very inportant, thank you for all your time in sharing with us on this matter. God Bless you. and Andrea and her family

  67. Hello everyone, I just read this story with a heart full of tears! I am so so sorry for Andrea, Anthony and their family. I will keep them all in my daily prayers. God Bless you all. Thank you for sharing this story with me. We must keep our Faith in Jesus and His Mother.

  68. We will keep Andrea, Anthony and their sweet children in our daily prayer. The bible says if we believe than by faith it is. I believe Andrea, a great source of hope to others as a Caritas Community member, will now have her heart filled with hope that she will truly be healed and made whole by His Graces. Please keep me posted on her progress.

  69. i will be praying so hard for that dear girl and her baby she is a miracle herself and God is good to everyone, please keep me informed of her condition as i will be praying every night for good news and i know that any news from God is good thank you for sharing

  70. We have lived Andrea’s story. We lost our precious daughter, 33yrs. old, last March 6, 2011 to a brain tumor. In trying to encourage her, I would say, “do you realize how much God loves you?” Our faith is strong and God does not give us crosses that we cannot bear. If I did not have God and my faith through all of this, I do not know where I would be today. I only know that he was with me every step of the way, from beginning and continuing. Through our walk, we have experience our faith in ways I would have never imagined. Yes, Andrea is special to God and our hearts and prayers are with her, her husband, children and family.

  71. My prayers and fasting are also with you. I would include Andrea and family in our prayer group in our hour of adoration. His will be done. I also think the Lord in using your situation for the good of many. God bless you all.

  72. Please let Anthony and Andrea know I am praying for her and her family and I will ask our Holy Face of Jesus and Saint Padre Pio Group to pray for her also! May the Light of Our Lord’s Face erradicate that tumor!! All things are possible with God!! We pray in Love and Faith for Our Sister! I am positive Our Lady will be right beside them!

  73. Dear Andrea and family I don’t know what I have to say to you and your family but please remember , since now! you and your family are always in my prayers and thoughts. ” accept all that God is offring you on a way which is bitter ,,,he will gladly answer every call of God. Andrea you have already accepted his offring , so what is next? ‘ His answer’ I pray for you to recive a miracle cure. God Bless you. etsuko

  74. Thank you so much for this update. We have been praying for Andrea and she has been in my heart so much since we visited Caritas recently. I was just about to pick up the phone and call to ask how she is doing, then had the thought to go to mej.com first. We will continue to pray for God’s perfect will for Andrea and her family. Praise be to Jesus for their faith and beautiful example. Many people are praying for you, Andrea!

  75. mathilda betty huggins

    With God in control the impossible is always possible.Andrea may God richly bless you with his healing hands.

  76. John and Bridget

    We are praying for Andrea, Anthony and their beautiful family. This story touched my heart and I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers, especially now throughout the Lenten Season.

  77. God’s purpose in all this will prove to be very special. He only shares the heaviest part of His Cross with special people He knows will not let Him down. Our prayers are with you Andrea and with your wonderful husband and family.

  78. My prayers are with you all.. Andrea, Anthony and family. It is mainly in our darkest moments when we tell Jesus and Mary that we trust them.. then God is truly glorified!

  79. I am starting immediately to pray, and I’ll send this message to my Carmelite community. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially for Andrea and her beautiful family.

  80. Thank You so much for sharing Andreas story, i had started the 54 day rosary on february 1, the rosary is very hard for me to say everyday,i have a short attention span and always start thinking about other things, but i felt a very strong urge to say it but the intentions i started the rosary never felt like thats why i should be saying the novena,now after reading this story i know why i needed to say it. Its amazing that God wanted me praying for someone having a hard time and i didnt even know it until now. Tell andrea i will finish the novena for her and i will continue praying for her. Keep us updated about this beautiful woman! Lots of love from Louisiana, Nicole

  81. We join you in prayer from our hearts for Andrea, Anthony, their children, and your whole CARITAS Community. God’s will be done. “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen”. “Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Reconciliation, pray for us”.

  82. Maria Theresita Veloso

    God is so good, this is His way of giving Andrea and Anthony a great entrance to heaven. All along the way there awaits an everlasting happiness for them.

  83. The Greek name Andrea means – strong; courageous, brave. My heart and prayer goes out to both of you and your families. Peace and Grace be with you all.

  84. I promise a daily remembrance in my rosary for this family and sweet mother. I will also submit her and her family’s name to the cloistered nuns here at our shrine of Perpetual Adoration in Lincoln for their prayers as well. Be comforted in knowing so many souls have you in their hearts and prayers. St. Joseph, pray for us.

  85. Bonjours Freres et Soeurs. Par Amour Misericordieux de Dieu soit toujours Benis et toute ta petite famille, tres grandes la grace de Dieu et l’Amour de la Sainte Mere avec l’Esprit d’Amour. De toute grace soit toujours Benit avec toute ta famille. Je suis de toute coeur avec vous meme loin de tout, mais tres pres de coeur avec nos Parents Celestes. Amen JE VOUS AIME. EMELIE De la Polynesie Franeaise (TAHITI)

  86. Hello! I read your email concerning Andrea and her family. My heart truly goes out to this beautiful family! My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer and it was removed in August. Please know that you are in our prayers. Please stay strong, God can do anything!!


  88. Dear Family in JMJ, Our prayers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, fasting, works and tears are with Andrea, Anthony, their children, Mark, Mary and all of you. Who has more powerful intercession to Our Lady and Our Triune God, than you, the Community of Caritas? And life struggles happen. You are witnessing to us your strong faith, not presuming that because you walk with Our Lady, the struggle is less. It’s a mystery to all of us that only God can see. And we all believe that something greater will come out of this. We are sending our love, God’s love.

  89. Lord, we do not seek to understand or question Your Ways! Knowing that You have created Andrea and Anthony, and their children, out of love is enough for us. May Your Will be done! Our Lady, hold their hands especially in these trying times. Pray for Anthony and Andrea that they will open their hearts to the grace of Faith. Amen.

  90. Thanks be to God for your true love and caring for one another that is the way we are meant to live helping our brothers and sisters to carry their cross. Ave Maria

  91. Dear Andrea and Anthony, Be assured of our prayers for you both. What a testament to life you both are showing in your life. Love and blessings, Susan and Douglas

  92. peter patrick glancy campbell

    Praying for this young couple, I know what they are going through my daughter Barbara went to the Lord recently after we got back from our pilgrimage to Medjugorje. My younger brother also died not long after, my family accept the will of God no matter our sufferings in this earthly life… our faith is our icing on our spiritual walk here, for to have faith and hope in Jesus Christ ….is a light to Heaven through His Mother the Queen of Peace of Medjugorje

  93. Our prayers are with you all. The community of Caritas and Andrea and family are a strong example and inspiration of how we should carry our crosses and live our lives, fully trusting in Our Father’s will. We love you all.

  94. Thank you for sharing information about the lives of Anthony, Andrea and all their CHILDREN!! “It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity. Through Mary, and the other holy women, the feminine element stands at the heart of the Christian religion.” – Pope Benedict XVI The womans womb is a HOLY Place a tabernacle for God to create a human life. Pray for another woman named Stephanie here in Sweden who had tumor in her womb, the tumor was removed and she was stitched-up. A few weeks later the baby had to be delivered prematurely and lives in an incubator. The mother is undergoing chemotherapy. Let us pray for Andrea, Stephanie and all women and for the sanctity of LIFE in the womb!! “If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.” – Pope Benedict XVI

  95. Ann and Vinny Doran

    Dear Andrea and Anthony and family, We also are praying the 54 day Novena ever since we were sent the book. You and your family will be included daily and it is so nice to be able to fast for a specific purpose. Jesus is our Great Physician. I believe you are both very, very close to Our Lord and Our Lady. May the Lord Bless you and keep you and continue to bring you His Love, His Peace and His Mother Mary. With God’s love Ann and Vinny

  96. Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with Thee, Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus, Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Anthony and Andrea Rebekah, Andrew and Jacob and baby to be…..Have you wrapped up in prayer. St. Gianna Molla Pray for Them. God Bless!

  97. My prayers and thoughts are with Andrea and Anthony and their family during this difficult time. I am in awe of their tremendous faith and trust in God and their love of the Blessed Mother. Andrea and Anthony are such an inspiration and such a beautiful couple. It saddens me of what they have to endure, but they know that God is with them every step of the way. My heart goes out to them and their family. May God give them comfort.

  98. Andrea & her family are in my prayers. God has a plan and whatever He does is perfect. I’m so glad the family is at peace. My husband died 6 months ago and even though I am mourning, I am at peace. God’s grace is always, always there. Love to you all.

  99. Andrea and Anthony are inspirations of faith, hope and love in God the Father and Our Lady. They and their little ones will be put immediately on the Consolers of the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary Lay apostolate critical prayerline as they and others are prayed for every day. I also will offer a mass for Andrea’s healing according to God’s will and to give them strength. May Jesus and Mary, our mother bless Andrea, Anthony and their babies. Annette Handy

  100. As I have walked along a similiar path with my Mom when she was dying of ALS, I can only say that my heart goes out to you and her family. My prayers are with you, I will say a prayer that was a favorite of my mother’s, and as I know my mom is up in Heaven, she will be praying along with us! We ask that Our Heavenly Father touch her with his Healing hands. May God Bless her and your entire community in Caritas! A friend from Heaven

  101. Carolyn Schornak

    I will put Andrea on my prayer list but I encourage her and all the family to unite their sufferings with those of Jesus on the cross for reparation or to atone for sin.

  102. Thank you so much for giving us an update on this beautiful family. Their courage and faith is impressive we must pray unceasingly to our Lady for her protection and blessings.God Bless.

  103. Dear Andrea and community, please be assured of my prayers and sacrifices which will be offered for your intentions. God be praised and His Holy Will be done. God Bless you all. In the Love of Our Lady,

  104. Our Lady has a huge lesson coming from this one…I wonder what it will be. HER LIGHT IS GONNA SHINE ON THAT BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!

  105. Mariastella Debattista

    God Bless everyone,I am united with all of you at this time of suffering and I will pray for her and her family each day in my hour adoration in our Chapel where we have perpetual adoration nothing is imposible for our Loving JESUS in the HOLY EUCHRIST. Regards to all your sister in Christ Mariastella.Kiss Andrea for me.Thank you.

  106. I will have a mass for Andrea and Anthony and they will be remembered at our prayer group”Our Lady and Divine Mercy, Camberwell. My the Lord continue to strengthen them and the whole Caritas family.

  107. This is so touching. I pray that the good lord will strengthen her family during this difficult period.u would always be in my prayers. It is well with u dear.

  108. Immediate prayers said for this lovely family. Robin and Jeff were our leaders for the pilgrimage I took to Medjugorje in October 2011. Anthony looks just like his Dad! I will offer a mass for Andrea at my local parish of which I attend daily mass. Fasting on Wednesday and Friday for her healing. With peace and every blessing. This story has opened my eyes and heart to what Our Lady asks of us.

  109. Thank u for sharing. I will be praying for Andrea and offering my fasting for her miraculous healing. From the bottom of my heart God bless her.

  110. May God bless Andrea and Anthony. What a beautiful deomonstration of true faith in Our Lady and her messages! This story is a true inspiration to all who read it. It truly makes my problems so insignificant to me. I shall keep her in my prayers. May God’s will be done.

  111. Hello dear friends…I am an American teacher, on a teacher exchange for the year in Scotland. I too, was at Medjugorje on Jan 2, 2012 and I have to say my heart was and is still so full of peace. The stroy of Andrea and her wonderful family is in my heart and I will be praying from here for Gods will to be done and the world to know Jesus by His works and faith in this amazing family and in your amazing community. I hope to visit your community when I come back to the US this summer. In Jesus and His merciful Mother, Kathy

  112. Today, I have felt strongly that Our Lord and His Mother are asking me to form a prayer group. I have never felt it this strongly before. If I suceed, Andrea will play a very important part in it. I will keep her and her family close to my heart in prayer. God Bless her and her beautiful family.

  113. I am Going to Prayer everyday For this Family starting From this night , Life is difficult sometimes but let trust Jesus he knows what’s best for us..in my mind His words DON’T BE AFRAID always thinking about this saying, I think that our small mind can not understand Our creator Mind for now. Let’s Trust him here is not our home we belong to Him we belong to Heaven.

  114. Thank you, I will join you in prayer and the rosary,I have faith that Jesus and our Blessed Mother will take of Andrea,Anthony and their 4 children. Love Bernadette.

  115. I have a Pilgrim Virgin Statue at my home as I read this….I will be praying for Andrea and her family tonight…..God’s will be done….great inspiration for all.

  116. May God bless Andrea, her family and Caritas community. I forwarded Andrea’s story to my prayer group and asked them to pray.

  117. Andrea’s story is truely amazing, her suffering is our chance to implore the Father through His Son and His Mother to heal this beautiful woman. It is our chance to implore divine assistance and give our own lives divine purpose. It is our chance to witness His divine help and tell the world, He will not abandon us. Gods every blessing to you Andrea from an Aussie who is the father of nine children, one of whome has Cerebal Palsy – give it all you have, Our Lady is with you.

  118. I will be praying for Andrea and I will ask my mom’s very powerful prayer group to remember her as well. May God give all involved the grace to do His will.

  119. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt situation. After viewing the beautiful pictures of Andrea and Anthony, I remember seeing them happily walking around the community during my first and only visit to Caritas in July 2009. Their children are precious! You did a wonderful job explaining the history of all that’s happened and what the present situation is… tears, of course, were streaming down my face after the realization of what’s happening for this young, beautiful couple who are so dedicated to our Lord and our Lady. I offered prayers immediately and will continue to do so. What always rings in my head during difficult situations as such is, “God’s timing is not our timing.” As difficult as that is, our faith tells us this is the truth. Even with this, anything is possible, and if God so chooses a miracle in this situation, then we praise Him ten-fold! If Andrea and the baby are taken, then we praise Him for their lives and we trust they will do wonders from Heaven!

  120. Prayers for Andrea and her family….from an 8th grade Catholic school class and teacher in California. May God bless you all, and may our Blessed Mother grant you strength and healing.

  121. What a coincidence! I, too, have just started the thanksgiving phase of the Rosary Novena. Is it too late for me to join in the prayers for Andrea and Anthony? I would also appreciate it if you would join my prayers with yours. I have some health problems, but not nearly what Andrea’s are. Mine are not life and death. Just a lot of pain. Rita Shea

  122. Rosalie Dancause, COC III

    Dear Erin and Community,

    Thanks so much for the update on Andrea. Explaining it right from the beginning to the present makes it so much more understandable and easy to relate to. And this is the very best time to (Lent) because we’re all praying and sacrificing more now anyway, we’ll just aim it at Andrea and her family.

    Everybody I know who prays, is praying for Andrea, including family, friends, parish priests and choirs, pro-life organizations, etc. Not that your prayers and your faith aren’t good enough, but, your ardent prayers haven’t spared her so far from all she has undergone and the tremendous pain she endures now, so whatever God’s plan for her is, it hasn’t been fulfilled yet, so we must still have more to do in co-operation. I got this email (below) from a man in Tennessee that the dear Lord just connected me with (providentially, I have no doubt):

    “Dear Rosalie, Hello. Thanks for the blessings and thanks for e-mailing me. It’s a little busy but God does sustain me. Praise and glorify God’s goodness and mercy. I do want to know about Andrea.

    “Our Society of St faustina of the Divine Mercy is now continuously praying for Andrea Pipp and for her family and community. We are praying the Divine Mery Conversion Prayer for her doctor and those who may be making it difficult for her. Our suffering souls and people who fast each week will offer their sufferings for healing and God’s will in her life as well as those who say extra Novenas and offer extra Masses.

    “Also, we will have someone hold our 1st class relic of St Faustina before the Blessed Sacrament for Andrea on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, 3PM for the Hour of Mercy central time as we pray a Chaplet of the Divine Mercy for healing and God’s will in her life.

    “And we especially pray through the intercession of St Faustina a Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and a Holy Rosary to our Mother of Mercy everyday at 3PM the ‘Hour of Mercy’ during a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament in our new St Faustina Shrine/Society Prayers for her.

    “And we have included her in our current Novena to St Katherine Drexel.

    She is a remarkable and virtuous Mother. I know our Lord is with her in her cross.”

    [and I certainly agree with what he said and I italicized above!]
    God be praised for the wonderful example Andrea and you all are to the outside world!

    Rosalie Dancause, COC III

  123. Thank you for the wonderful message of love, courage and faith. We are with you all and Andrea and her family. Count us in as we pray together to our Mother in love. Bage

  124. Dear Andrea everyone has the chance for the miracle and because of the faith in you and your family,HOPE for that miracle………..and the whole community is praying for you…

  125. I pray for pregnant women, and that prayer is: That they will have a happy, healthy pregnancy, safe delivery, that the babies will happy, healthy babies, who will grow up to Glorify God. Will add Andrea to my list.

  126. Dear Andrea & family, You were in a special way in the heart of my prayer during tonight’s apparition with Maria at Forum de Beirut, Lebanon. May this special Marial blessing we got touch your life and heal your wounds, in Christ’s power. Amen.

  127. I REMEMBER THIS YOUNG COUPLE FROM MY LAST VISIT TO CARITAS and their struggle with life, their obedience and love has made me ashamed of my own weakness in the face of my own obstacles and struggles. Their story has given me and instant “epiphany” of understanding God`s ways are not ours and the greater good will be unveiled for His glory. I offer my prayers and love

  128. Paul and Barbara Doner

    Paul and I are praying for you and your family daily. You are a beautiful example of true married life, sacrificial and loving. Our Medjugorje Center here in Las Vegas is offering prayers and love. God’s will often takes place with healing at the moment when our hope seems lost, so we keep up our prayers with His will accepted. We love you and know you are the loving arms of Jesus. Paul and Barb Doner

  129. God Bless You Andrea & Anthony! You both, as Husband & Wife are showing us what True Love is between a man and a woman in a world permeated with (abomination) and every form of slander against the definition and belief in Marriage, Family and the Gifts of God, your beautiful Children!!! You already possess what every injured heart is yearning for, proof that God loves us, is with us, and is in us. Pray for us who have not experienced such love in relationships or in our marriages that we will not be selfish with our love but open ourselves to God’s Will as you carry this cross. You are in my prayers that you have the strength of Jesus as you carry this cross to victory in Our Lady’s plans. Please offer your suffering for the U.S.A to return to its contitiutional foundations and protect our Freedom of Religion and Rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. God Bless you and your beautiful children!

  130. This is my prayer that turns things around: Jesus, look down at me from your cross. I am coming to you–weak and sinful, and I am asking you to pin down all my suffering with you. Do with it as you wish. Let’s add the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Apostle’s Creed to this and dedicate our fast tomorrow for both Andrea and her family and for the those who don’t believe in God yet–for those she suffers for.

  131. Marguerite Robichaud

    They are praying for Andrea at Lourdes, Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe and at the St Pio Shrine in Italy I have lit a candle for her intentions.

  132. GOD’S stength and healing to all. I get great hope for Andrea and her family ,and for my own faith so ,I thank God for Andrea and her family’s faith . And I pray for Andrea’s divine peace and strength and her family,and that I and all will trust JESUS amen, GOD BLESS.

  133. Sherry and Mike

    Dear Caritas Community, I wrote Andrea and Anthony last week. I hope they have received our letter by now. Andrea has been on my mind constantly today. This seems so ironic. Tuesday, March 6th will be 3 years since the birth of our twin granddaughters and our near death experience of our daughter. Everything comes flooding back in our minds of those 40 days…and here we are at Lent again, now praying for our dear Andrea and family. Today’s Mass readings were the same as the ones three years ago…Abraham surrendering his son Isaac. My husband and I did this for our daughter the day after she delivered the girls. The doctors told us her chances were not good and that she may not make it through the night. It was at this time that we gave her to the Father. She did make it through the night and when we attended Mass the next morning, the reading was from Genesis, Chapter 22… Abraham offering his Son. Through our tears we both knew we had done what God wanted us to do. There are so many things that mirror our stories, and so I feel my heart directly connected. Our 40 day Lenten journey three years ago, as you know turned out to be a Resurrection story. Our daughter beat all odds and survived her 40 day trial…and there were many trials. Today through prayers and tears I recalled the last trial we went through. She had survived longer than the doctors ever thought she would survive. She was still very critical, but we were occasionally seeing signs of hope, then came the storm…the tornado that separated me from the rest of the family. I was caught at the hospital, with my daughter unable to leave. The nurses were preparing the patients in ICU for the storm. Our daughter could not be moved to the hall, as she was on a ventilator. Staff was taking cover; the tornado was a block away from the hospital. I stayed with our daughter. First I was angry at God for having brought us this far on the journey, and now he was going to take her and myself in this tornado, but I relented and told Him…Your will, not mine be done…and then I became calm and reassured reciting scripture and a prayer I recalled from my childhood. And this is the purpose of my writing. I went back through my memory today and I have been reciting that same prayer all day…only this time for Andrea. You are in the eye of the storm too Andrea, and when I recited this prayer, the tornado lifted, it never touched down. Not only that, but the storm was over for our daughter also. Her condition began to change the next day, a change that has baffled the doctors to this day. And so I write to you the prayer that I recited. Please, whoever reads this, join in this prayer for Andrea and her family. Sending our prayers and love to you Andrea and Anthony. Sherry and Mike Mary Immaculate Star of the Sea Mary Immaculate, star of the morning Chosen before the Creation began Chosen to bring, for Thy bridal adorning Woe to the serpent, and rescue to man. Here in an orbit of shadow and sadness, Veiling Thy splendor, Thy course Thou hast run: Now Thou art throned in all glory and gladness, Crowned by the hand of the Savior and Son. Sinners, we worship Thy sinless perfection; Fallen and weak, for Thy pity we plead; Grant us the shield of Thy sovereign protection, Measure Thine aid by the depth of our need. Bend from Thy throne at the voice of our crying, Bend to this earth which Thy footsteps have trod; Stretch out Thine arms to us, living and dying, Mary Immaculate, Mother of God.

  134. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to join the Community in prayer for Andrea and her family. I am so confident about the power of Our Lady’s intercesion that since now I say “Victory!”

  135. Dear ones, I just want to convey that Andrea & her family are in the heart of my prayers%u2026. and while I’m highly interested to be update about Andrea’s status I leave you with these words from the bible: Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. In Christ. Antoinette.

  136. My must sincere prayers go out to Andrea and Anthony, I pray that the Grace of God touches them in a very special way and that His will be done. I will pray daily for the family and in a very special way for Andrea and Anthony. God Bless them and give them strength daiily to carry out their journey lift the cross. I stand with them and the Caritas mission.

  137. Dear Andrea and family, You are in our prayers throughout the day and before the Blessed Sacrament. We pray for life and healing for you and your unborn baby. May the Lord bless you both with the miracle of life and health. Let Thy will be done. Many the Blessed Mother bless you with her motherly blessing. Love, Alisa and Family

  138. Such a sad yet beautiful story. I am trying to learn how to pray properly & fully to the Heavens but prayers I can give, will be given for this beautiful family. I am enduring my own personal heartbreak & feel guilty in doing so after reading this. May this family continue to receive love, Heavenly blessings & eternal peace xxx

  139. This article is most inspiring. I will offer my Holy Rosary for Andrea that Almighty God and Our Lady will have pity on her 3 beautiful Children and loving husband and spare her life by healing her miraculously

  140. Joan & Carl Parlatore

    We are keeping Andrea and her family in our daily Rosary intentions. We pray that Our Blessed Lady keep all of them under the protection of her Blue Mantle. We pray to God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ for the miracle of complete and permanent healing — if it be His will. We know that all good comes from God and from Him alone: “Apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) He didn’t say “you can’t do much”… so we ask you Lord for Your help. We are also asking for the intercession of the Saints and all the Holy Souls in Purgatory. AMEN! Love, Joanie and Carl Parlatore

  141. Prayers and Rosaries are being offered for Andrea and her family to save her life and her unborn child through a miracle.

  142. May God continue to hold Andrea and her family in the palm of His hands. There’s not much I can add after reading all the heartfelt reflections before mine. Am offering up prayers and masses. Praying especially to St. Philomena to intercede for Andrea if it be God’s will.

  143. Dear Andrea/Anthony and Caritas, Inexpressible thanks for the update so we may tune our prayers and sacrifices with yours. We will be looking forward to a family of 6, or larger, in spite of the present conditions, because we know all things are possible through Him. All our love to you. All praise, glory and honor to the Majestic King and Queen of Heaven, gh

  144. Dear Andrea and family, Thank you for letting us witness your faith. I had just finished a petition for God’s peace in my own woes when I read your story. My rosary today is for you and your family and unborn blessing. I will keep you in my daily rosary as well. My love to you, Susan

  145. Erin, thank you for your very sad info on Andrea, I have offered rosaries, prayers, and several masses up for Andrea her unborn child and family. I sincerely hope and pray for a miracle for them.

  146. Andrea, Anthony and family will be in my thoughts and prayers for as long as needed. After being with you guys in October, I am even more in awe of you and the community. May God Bless You and keep you and cover you with his love.

  147. A very touching story with tears in my eyes I pray that Gods will be done in your family for the benefit of all believers. God is great and He loves us all. I admire your faith God bless Lenny

  148. God has already and will continue to answer Andrea’s prayers – we need to pray for her husband and children and for their faith during this time and their walk to eternal life too

  149. Spiritual Body language

    The steadfast Love of God remains for ever and ever. God loves each and every human being in a very special and unique way…! Give thanks for HIS eternal love.

  150. claudio canastillo figueroa

    Nuestro Padre bondadoso dara toda su inmensa misericordia para que su hijo JESUS nuestro gran redentor logre el proposito y los planes que tengan contigo con tus hijos y toda tu hermosa familia. EL SENOR no te olvida tanto te ama que el templo a su espiritu santo que eres tu dara con alianza eterna ver reinar el triunfo de dios en tu salud en tu vida y en tu familia. No te olvides que nuestra SENORA esta a tu lado como estuvo con su hijo en la cruz asi esta ella en tu lecho viendo con ese amor que ella con su dulzura y con su amor te entrega a su hermoso JESUS DE NAZARETH . ANDREA Y ANTHONY DIOS ESTA CON USTEDES PERO ESTA CON SU ESPIRITU Nuestra Senora los ama como los amo yo sin conicerlos mis oraciones ven a por ustedes para los fortalesca y los levante con el amor de nuestra VIRGEN MARIA DIOS LOS BENDIGA HOY Y SIEMPRE LOS AMA CLAUDIO CANASTILLO FIGUEROA Y FAMILIA.

  151. I will certainly pray and continue to pray for both of you to be strengthened in the Lord’s will. Such a courageous mother and beautiful baby. Who knows what God has in store for you. We at Queen of Peace Apostolate have a prayer group and we list intentions to be prayed for. You both will be on our list of intentions for as long as is needed. God bless you and keep you. Anne

  152. HOLY FAMILY PRAYER HEART OF JESUS, I ADORE! HEART OF MARY, I IMPLORE! HEART OF JOSEPH, PURE AND JUST! IN THESE THREE HEARTS I PLACE MY TRUST! Andrea, Anthony and Family, JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU! Keep the FAITH!!! Our God is an awesome God & He LOVES YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! God has chosen you and your family to be a light for the world! At Fatima, our Blessed Mother appeared with St. Joseph and the Child Jesus Blessing the world. May we all BE HOLY FAMILIES!!! You, your trials and tremendous suffering, and acceptance of God’s Holy and Divine Will are Blessing All Families and encouraging us! THANK YOU! GOD’S MOST ABUNDANT BLESSINGS AND LOVE UPON ALL OF YOU! J.M.J. Denise Wheaton

  153. May God’s peace be with all of you, I will pray the 54 day novina for Andrea & her family at Caritis, that the life that she has chosen will come to full term. Dear God, may you find a miracle for Andrea in healing of her brain tumor, and the birth of her baby .God’s blessing be upon you. Love Judy

  154. Andrea and Anthony and family and baby in the womb will be in my prayers this month of March 2012 I am asking for a miracle and pray for her healing of the tumor and that she will be able to withstand the pain to endure just as our Lord Jesus did on his way to Calvary to win the victory over death. Praying for intersession of St Andre Bessette our Canadian Saint to help her with this brain tumour disease.

  155. I pray that the Almighty will spare this family! What a beautiful story of love and faith! May God continue to Bless this family, and to continue to teach us all the strength and love that this remarkable family has shown.

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