Update: This post is getting visits from Armenia, where the Holy Father, Pope Francis, is going today (June 24 2016) for a few days. They are a couple of hours ahead of Rome for those helping with some coordinated prayer for Pope Francis: An Hour for Pope Francis – Help!
It’s always personal, but when there is a close connection, it’s all the more so. As you may know, Father Anton Totonjian, a 70-year-old Armenian Catholic priest taking care of the people of Gyumri, Armenia, was taken as a hostage by terrorists at the end of 2015. The USA said they might help in doing an investigation. He’s not free yet, though they caught 21 terrorists about to go on a massive killing rampage. Father Anton was a chaplain for the Tyburn nuns in Riverstone NSW after I left Australia multiple lifetimes ago. At the time, I was filling in for Masses and such some time before he arrived. One of the Tyburns, Mother L., has asked for prayers for him. So, I turn to you readers. I’ve been close to the Tyburns for so very many years and am indebted to them utterly for prayers for myself. It’s time to return at least a small portion of this favor I’ve found in their eyes.