Faith in Action Blog

Faith in Action Blog

Last night Jonathan Monnereau (’05), president of the Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Association, sent out the following urgent prayer request for Matthew Wise (’06):

“As most of you have probably heard or read by now, alumnus Matthew Wise (’06) is suffering from a serious case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

“As of today’s date, he has been in the ICU for 46 days. Those of you who have been following his condition on Facebook know that it has been an ongoing roller-coaster ride. Needless to say, prayers are crucial right now

“Therefore, as a united body, I would ask those of you so inclined, to join me in praying a Novena in honor of the Immaculate Conception. Beginning today, we will conclude on the vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.”

Please join us in praying this Novena.
 

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Matthew Wise ('06)It is with heavy hearts that we pass along the following words from Sue and Mike Wise, parents of Matthew (’06), for whom so many alumni and friends of the College have been praying:

“Our beloved son, Matthew Joseph Wise, passed away peacefully at 8:27 this evening, November 30th, of heart failure. We're so grateful for all of your sincere prayers and support throughout his ordeal. 

“The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away ... blessed be the name of the Lord!

“Matthew, we are so honored to have been your parents. We love you honey! We will always love you!”

Please pray for the repose of Matthew’s soul and the consolation of his family.


Matthew Wise ('06)Thank you to everyone who has been keeping Matthew Wise (’06) in prayer! Matthew has been hospitalized for three weeks due to a lung infection and resulting complications. Doctors have performed numerous procedures and operations, but he remains in intensive care, heavily sedated. His family is asking for prayers through the intercession of St. Gerard and Bl. Francis Seelos.

For regular updates on Matthew’s status, please see the Prayers for Matthew Wise Facebook page, established by his Class of 2003 classmate Steve Six. Please continue to pray for Matthew’s recovery and for the strength and well-being of his family.


Matthew Wise '06Director of Alumni Relations Mark Kretschmer sends along an update on the status of Matthew Wise (’06):

Matthew Wise ’06 has a very serious case of pneumonia. He's in the ICU and in an induced coma. His pneumonia has not been responding to antibiotics. Here is a message that I just received from Matthew's Mother:

The cardiologist wants to do a heart-lung procedure on Matthew as soon as possible. So, right now. The kids and I just got home from the hospital and are going to kneel down and pray during the operation (it will be done in his room, he is too sick to be moved). Asking for angels to guide the doctor's hands, for healing for Matthew, intercession of the saints, and for peace for Mike and Anthony who are up there right now with him. Mike will probably post an update under my name as soon as he can. Thanks so much for all of your prayers! Please join us in extra prayers during this heart-lung procedure!

Please keep Matthew and his family in your prayers. Thank you.

For more, please see the Prayers for Matt Wise Facebook Group.


Matthew Wise '06Director of Alumni Relations Mark Kretschmer sends along the following prayer request:

Matthew Wise (’06) has a very serious case of pneumonia. He's in the ICU and in an induced coma. His pneumonia has not been responding to antibiotics. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Thank you.

For more, please see the Prayers for Matt Wise Facebook Group.