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Fr. Francis’s Story

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Fr. Francis' family & friends


August 6, 2010:

Fr. Francis Martin suffered a major heart attack at Copenhagen, Denmark airport while returning to the US. He is in a very good hospital in Hellerup, Denmark, where he has been receiving treatment. The doctors were able to stalilize his blood pressure somewhat, and overnight they reduced his heart medication, which is good news, but he remains in the ICU in critical condition. He has received the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Some friends will fly to Denmark this weekend to be with him and make sure he has everything he needs. Our local (Washington, DC) bishop contacted the Archdiocese in Copenhagen, Denmark who will assign a local priest to continue to minister to Fr. Francis.

Updates on his condition, as well as other events surrounding his health, will be posted on this website to keep everyone informed.

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God bless and thanks to everyone for your prayers and support!

Fr. Francis' family

Latest Journal Update


Dear friends of Father Francis,

We begin the new year with gratitude for the blessings the Lord provides.  This includes that news that Father Francis comes home from the hospital today!

Please contnue to keep him in your prayers; that he continue to recover from his successful bypass surgery so that he might contnue serving the Lord and His church.

"Lord Jesus thank You for Father Francis' recovery, for the talented surgery team, nurses and hospital personnel, and for the many friends of Father Francis who steadfastly pray to You for his recovery."