Friday, November 18, 2005

Prayer Requests for AMSL alumni families

The following letter was sent to the AMSL community yesterday:

Dear Friends:

As Thanksgiving approaches, most of us take a moment to reflect upon our abundance of blessings. We thank God for our faith, family, friends, health, and frequently the well being of loved ones. This year, we write to ask your prayers for the health and well being of two beloved members of the Ave Maria School of Law extended family.

As many of you know, Megan Boever, the wife of Matt Boever (AMSL Class of 2003) continues to battle breast cancer. Earlier this week she finished a second round of radiation to her brain and pelvis. While the fight is difficult at times, Megan, Matt and their four children are looking forward to Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season, and are ever grateful and most appreciative of your continued prayers.

Additionally, we wish to ask you to consider joining us in presenting a “Spiritual Bouquet” to the Lapas family, as nine year old Emilija begins treatment for a malignant brain tumor. Emilija is the daughter of Vilius (AMSL Class of 2003) and Paulette Lapas of Fort Wayne, Indiana. On Friday, November 18, 2005, Emilija will have surgery to have her thyroid removed in Chicago. Approximately one week later, she will begin a treatment of radiation and chemotherapy.

The Lapas family has just returned from a pilgrimage to Italy where they called upon St. Philomena to intercede and join their prayer for Emilija’s health and recovery. While in Rome, Emilija had the opportunity to shake hands with the Holy Father, while younger brother John Paul was kissed by the Pope.

At this time, we are asking all members of the Ave Maria community to consider joining us in committing to a specific regimen of prayer as part of a Spiritual Bouquet for Emilija and her family. Whether you can offer a daily “Hail Mary,” a rosary, offer a Novena, or attend Mass (perhaps several of these) we would like to send this Bouquet to the family next week leading up to Thanksgiving.

So please consider your prayer, and e-mail it to one of the individuals below, and we will see that the Lapas family receives a comprehensive listing of all of our prayers just before Thanksgiving.

Thank you again for your continued prayers for the Boever and Lapas families, and please feel free to forward this e-mail. We look forward to your responses by noon on Tuesday, November 22, 2005.


Mark Rohlena (AMSL Class of 2003)
Matt Boever (AMSL Class of 2003)
Chris McGowan (AMSL Class of 2003)


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