Urgent! Please Pray for Wendy Walker…editor
I have just received the following message from Pat McKay, one of our readers in England, also a faithful pro-life activist…
Just wondered if you’d heard – our dear friend and pro-life stalwart was taken to hospital last Monday, suffering from a stroke.
Pat attaches a photo (left) writing:
She is pictured with her hero, Fr Paul Marx (R.I.P. ✝) This was taken in London, early 90s (Wendy won’t mind me telling you she’s lost a lot of weight since then 😊)
Although Wendy is not a Catholic, you’d be hard-pressed to believe that, a lot of the time. Wendy speaks about “Our Blessed Lady” and asks for prayers, praises sound pro-life priests and so on – she is a gem, so please pray hard for her at this time. We’d like a miracle, restoring her to full health.
It was thanks to Wendy’s gentle pressure that we launched the permanent pro-life thread on this blog some years ago now. As we all know, she has been dedicated in posting news there, always urging us all to attend rallies and write to MPs and others with influence and authority to help save unborn babies from death through procured abortion. It’s something of an understatement to say that she’s a “pro-life activist”.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, intercede for Wendy – please!
I should have added that, we seek a miracle to restore Wendy to full health and to spiritual safety. Please pray hard for her at this time, that she is brought to the grace of the Faith before God calls her (she knows that I pray this for her anyway, illness or no illness!)
Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, pray for Wendy.
I’m very sad to hear of Wendy’s stroke and hospitalisation. I’m always impressed with her devotion to babies in the womb. I will definitely add her to my prayers for the sick list.
That’s very worrying news – strokes are serious. I will definitely be praying for Wendy’s recovery. She’s a real stalwart and we need all the “key workers” we can get in the pro-life movement these days. Just seeing her avatar of a baby on the sidebar always reminded me of the need to pray for the protection of the unborn.
I am asking Our Lady of Lourdes to obtain the grace of recovery for Wendy.
Count me in – I’ll be praying for Wendy and hope to hear that she is better very soon. As well as praying to Our Lady of Lourdes, and I’ll light a candle for Wendy at Our Lady’s altar after Mass tomorrow, I’ll put in a word with St. Wolfgang who is the patron saint of stroke victims, and paralyzed people.
When I am praying the Rosary, I will include Wendy and ask Our Lady for the grace of a recovery for Wendy.
Me, too, I’m putting Wendy into my rosary today.
I hope she makes a full recovery very soon.
I’m sorry to hear this bad news. I will keep Wendy in my prayers and hope to hear good news soon.
We will keep her intention at Mass this morning, praying that she recovers fully.
I’ll remember Wendy at Mass tomorrow and in my prayers today. I sincerely hope and pray that she recovers from this.
Thanks folks, for your promises of prayers. When I receive an update on Wendy’s condition and, hopefully, progress, l’ll post it here.
For now, I’m posting the Lourdes hymn – it’s an easy (almost!) “prayer to go” which some may find helpful. It’s a version with ALL the verses, and that includes the mention of England as Mary’s Dowry, although it takes a while to get to the verse imploring assistance for the “poor sick and afflicted”! Don’t miss the glorious finale, though – beautiful. Here then, is the prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes, set to music, for Wendy…
Thank you – and God bless you all. One of Wendy’s daughters promised me an update on how she is progressing, I await to hear from her
Thank you for that promise – I’m really looking forward to learning good news soon, about Wendy’s progress.
I thought of her when I was driving into Mass this morning, listening to one Lorna Slater, co-leader of the Green Party up here. She was robustly defending the protesters who have disrupted the traffic in London. I made up my mind to email her when I got home, so I’m posting it here, so that Wendy can read it when she returns to the front line… She also ought to know that I lit a candle for her after Mass, at Our Lady’s little shrine, and that I’ve opened a “candles” (not a bar!) tab so that she can fully reimburse me when she is restored to good health 😀
MY EMAIL TO LORNA SLATER MSP
RADIO SCOTLAND INTERVIEW…
I was interested to hear your (rightly) forceful defence of the right of the people to protest in matters of importance, on Radio Scotland today.
Personally, I do not believe there is a climate emergency at all, nor does anyone in my circle – I’ve yet to meet anyone who does believe it. But if some people are terrified and want to ignore the fact that not a single prediction has come true about “the end” coming within the next xx number of years and they feel obliged to “alert” me to what they see as an emergency, then they do have the right to speak out in public, that’s for sure. You are right to defend that.
However, I have not seen the same tolerance from politicians for those of us who are terrified about the killing of unborn babies (not least since we were aware in the sixties when this was legalised that it would lead to the extermination of the elderly and look where we’re going with that one). Even with lobbyists seeking the right to kill the unborn up to birth – infanticide – there isn’t the same tolerance for pro-life protests. Indeed, protesters for this hugely important cause are not permitted to protest. The authorities actively work to ensure that they are NOT allowed to protest. They don’t disrupt traffic and the worst they do (I’ve sometimes joined them) is to stand outside a building where these killings occur, praying quietly. My one gripe against the 40 days for life movement is that we are prohibited (by them) from speaking to anyone or handing out literature. Everything and anything to appease those involved in carrying out or promoting and legalising the murder of the unborn. If you are offended by the language used to describe abortion in this message, by the way, please be aware that I am merely obeying the injunction of Pope John Paul II who said that the gravity of the situation was now so great, that we have to call abortion by its proper name – murder. (Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of life), # 58, Evangelium Vitae (25 March 1995) | John Paul II (vatican.va)
My purpose in writing to you now, then, is to ask you if your position on pro-life protests is the same as your position on environmental protests?
Thank you – God bless you.
Patricia (Glasgow). Ends.
If you all hang around until at least a month after Hell freezes over, I’ll share her reply…
I know I’m a bit late on the scene here, but Wendy may be assured of my prayers also. She’s a good soul, God bless her.
“The late Athanasius” – doesn’t bear thinking about 😀
There’s still no update but Pat McKay emailed again to promise that he will keep us informed. Right now, I see “no news” as being “good news.” I’m nothing if not un-original 😀
Dear folks, I’ve now received this update….
I hope that you are well. Mum had her MRI scan yesterday (it had originally been scheduled for Friday) the Dr confirmed that she’d suffered a stroke, she’d basically had a blockage in her brain that has unfortunately affected the part that controls her thinking and speech. Thankfully, she is able to eat, drink, swallow tablets, dress herself etc and has not suffered any paralysis, which we are truly grateful for. My sister has just confirmed that she has rang the hospital this morning and asked for the Dr to call her with an update.
I’ll keep you updated.
Keep storming heaven with those prayers!
From the Walker camp …..
Best wishes and heartfelt thanks to you all
If Wendy were at her computer, I have no doubt she’d have emailed this link…Shocking stuff.
If John Mason had been attending a BLM rally, that would have been no problem. The world truly IS upside down.
I have a news update….
Thanks be to God, Wendy was released from hospital Thursday evening. I hear that she is on lots of medication at the moment, so is understandably very quiet and ‘not her usual reactive self’
The family are hoping to learn more about her expected recovery times once she starts her speech therapy etc. They respectfully ask that we desist from any direct contact with her at this time, but prayers of course are appreciated and most welcome
I have only seen this thread late but I will also pray for Wendy, that she makes a good recovery from her ordeal.
Not the kind of news we’d been hoping for, I’m afraid
I hear Wendy was re-admitted to hospital on Tuesday, she may have suffered a second stroke. The family tell me trying to get any info about her condition is rather like extracting teeth!
Your continued prayers are of course requested, more details as and when I receive them
Thank you very much for keeping us informed. That’s not, as you say, the kind of news we’ve been hoping to hear.
We will continue to pray for Wendy and her family.
I now hear that Wendy will be going into ‘rehab’ next Tuesday 9th Nov, at a hospital in Saint Neots. There is some difficulty with her speech and swallowing but hopefully this can be overcome by a 6-week therapy course
Please continue to pray for her complete and speedy recovery. Many thanks
Thank you for keeping us informed about Wendy. On Thursday, I visited our former Miss McMoneypenny (Betty) who suffered a stroke (her second I think) some years ago and is wheelchair bound and still without the full power of speech. In Betty’s case, they withdrew the speech therapy. It is a huge cross to bear and so I’m keeping Wendy (and Betty) in my prayers, for what they are worth. Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, pray for them….
I will certainly keep Wendy in my prayers, God love her.
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