Urgent Prayer Request for Newborn Girl Julia Rose Kirkpatrick
Prayer to Saint Nicholas
for a Sick Child
Saint Nicholas, who like the Savior, loved children so tenderly and gave generously to those in need, listen to us who plead for this sick child who is so dear to our hearts.
We thank God for the great gift of
Julia Rose Kirkpatrick
and we pray that he relieve this child of pain and free her from suffering. Obtain strength when she is weary, hope when discouraged, and joy when downhearted. May the Lord, thorough your intercession, restore perfect health if such be his divine will. These favors, we beg of you through your love for all children. Amen.
We have received this urgent prayer request from MaryLee Meehan (right), long standing member and tireless leader of our association for her dear friend Kathy Kirkpatrick (left) who is Great Grandmother to Julia Rose.
Baby Julia Rose is currently under hospice care and your prayers are requested for this dire situation, her twin sister and the entire family.
The National Association of Catholic Nurse, U.S.A. is a member association of Catholic Nurses and other healthcare professionals who uphold the teaching of Jesus Christ and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church in nursing care, research, administration and education. We trace our origin to the first local council of Catholic Nurses founded in Boston, MA in 1909. As a member association of the International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants (CICIAMS), we respond to Pope Pius XI 1935 call at our World Congress in Rome to promote Catholic Associations of Nurses enabling nurses to come together to sustain and fortify each other in their professional and Christian formation. The Holy Father called nurses to struggle against "paganism and materialism which insinuated themselves everywhere in order to cast out Christ" and be "first and foremost, and at any cost, full of the spirit of spirituality, of Christianity, of the Christian supernatural." His Holiness stated, "The treasure which your assistance must bring to the infirm is precisely that of spirituality, of the supernatural." He secondarily stressed the need to "bring material, bodily comfort..." and concluded with the need "to be outstanding nurses, technically speaking, you will have to continue improving on what you do, and keep abreast of all that you ought to know." Through his spokesperson Cardinal Pizzardo in a 1938 letter to the Bishops, Pope Pius XI shared that, "it is the duty of every Catholic Nurse to belong to Catholic associations of nurses and to promote them in every way possible."