Just got a text from Brian Torsell SSPX Chapel, Buffalo, NY:
…they’re asking for prayers for John Vennari right now. He may be at the end.
This is from Elizabeth Vennari Facebook:
Most of you may be unaware that my father was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in August and was pronounced inoperable by Roswell Park Institute. His case is gravely serious, so he immediately began pursuing alternative cures with the help of several trusted doctors and professional consultants. Several weeks ago, he traveled to a well acclaimed cancer institute specializing in alternative cancer therapy, where he stayed for a full three weeks. Upon his return home last night, he was immediately admitted into a local hospital for an obstruction in the colon that had gone undiagnosed. There have been misreports that he has gone through surgery already, but he will be operated on tomorrow morning (Saturday the 26th) in order to remove or at least diminish the obstruction. This surgery is not a cure; it is merely palliative to enable digestion. His cancer program will continue. Dad received the Sacrament of Extreme Unction this afternoon, and he asks for prayers that the operation goes smoothly. Currently he is at the hospital, where he will stay for the next few days in order to recover. My family asks that you keep him in your prayers while he is in the hospital and in the days to come. I will give an update later on when necessary. Thank you for your prayers, and God bless.
Fr Richard Voigt began Rosaries this morning inviting us all to join him for the Healing, health and Salvation of John.
God be merciful.
John Vennari: Disturbing cancer prognosis
Aug 16, 2016
From John Vennari
On August 11 I received a grave prognosis. I have a cancerous tumor in my colan and the cancer has spread to the diertinium.
The only thing the cancer institute offers is chemotherapy. And even this is not something that will cure, but only contain it for a time.
I am now pursuing alternative/natural means under the guidance of competence medical personnel – one being an MD.
I only mention this now because the news was sent out prematurely by a well-meaning individual who circulated a private email on the topic. I had intended this news to remain private for the moment.
In any case, as time goes on, I will reveal more.
The case is very serious. I am keeping busy and staying upbeat.
Saint Philomena has featured heavily in this drama in a manner I will perhaps describe in the future (look at the date of prognosis, the feast of St. Philomena).
My family is making a novena to both Our Lady of Good Success and Saint Philomena.
Please, please, remember my condition in your prayers.