Please Pray For John Vennari



Well, there is no good way to convey this. 

The terrible news is here. 

Vennari is (with Ferrara, Matt and Verrecchio), one of my Four Musketeers. One had a selfish hope he would stay with us for many years more.

It was a selfish hope. It appears the Lord has sent the message, that He wants Vennari with him at some point in the, alas, not too distant future.

Sad as the news is, one tries to see it from a broader perspective. A life of such beauty that goes now slowly towards its end should fill our hearts with consolation, not sadness. We will all be called one day, and I wish so ardently I could, if it came for me today, take the call with the serenity Mr Vennari shows in his post, and with the same quiet assurance of a life well spent.

God calls the good and faithful servants to him, that he may have them near. We, wretched sinners, will have to fight for who knows how long still, and I doubt we will go to our judgment with the same confident serenity of this good man.

John Vennari requests our prayers. Let us do for him a tiny fraction of the good he has done to all of us. 

And let us pray that, one day, we may go to our Lord with the same strong faith he has graced us with, with the same serenity he shows in this hour, and with the same chances of salvation with which he will present himself to His Judge.

Please pray for John Vennari.



Posted on August 17, 2016, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit and relieve thy sick servant John for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; preserve him from the temptations of the enemy; and give him patience under his affliction. In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; and grant that finally he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    (The old book of common prayer has some uses).

  2. Oh no! We just lost Fr. Gruner and Fr. Carota…it would be awful to lose such a wonderful leader in the Traditional fight as Mr. Vennari. But like you said, Mundy…we would all be grateful to have such a track record as him…and the time to prepare to go home. Thank you for the heads up on this…prayers were sent asap:+)

    God bless~

  3. i think of John as a friend of mine, because I am his subscriber and have interchanged mails. I was really shocked yesterday, when I knew this. But today, at Holy Mass, asking for him, I remember a reading I have some days ago, about an jewish king, who was just and devoted to God, and died at one combat: God sacrifice the innocent, the just.
    This is a great chance for him to purify, and to get ready to be judged for Whom he has served so good an bravely. Besides it, he is a great devote of the Virgin of Fatima.
    If the Good God so has decided, soon John will be in Heaven.
    It´s easy to say this, when you´re not in his shoes. But this was that come to my mind while serving at the altar.
    Thanks for everything, John … Good Servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ and of His Blessed Mother!

  4. I am hoping that God will use Mr. Vennari’s illness for His Glory, by completely curing him!
    I will continue to pray and put my hope in our Lord for John’s complete recovery if it be God’s will.

  5. He has been blessed to know that his time is coming. We should all be as fortunate.

  6. Of course we will! God bless John Vennari.

  7. In Portland, we have a national shrine, The Grotto, and they have an altar dedicated to St. Peregrine, who is the patron of those with cancer, and healing of it. One other saint who loves to help (as do they all) is Pio of Pietrelcina. I will pray to both for his miraculous recovery. Why not? The prayers are never wasted. John is a great person and he will not mind me praying for his healing.

  8. God bless your fine thoughts, Augusto Pozuelos.

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