Please pray this prayer daily, for Pete's complete healing:
God, you created man in your image and intended him to share your glory. We thank you for having granted to your Church the gift of Professor Jerome Lejeune (discovered cause of down syndrome), a distinguished servant of life. He knew how to place his immense intelligence and deep faith at the service of the defense of human life, especially unborn life, always seeking to treat and to cure. A passionate witness to truth and charity, he knew how to reconcile faith and reason in the sight of today's world. By his intercession, and according to your will, we ask you to completely heal Pete, hoping that soon he will become one of your saints.
Pete and Lisa Beerse have been married for 26 years! They have 8 children, 1 son-in-law and 1 grandson. On Sunday, September 9, 2012, Pete and Lisa were on their front porch swing when it collapsed. Lisa was uninjured, but Pete hit his head and broke his neck. He was air flighted to University Hospital in downtown Cincinnati where he is currently being treated. His neck was broken between C6 and C7. The break then damaged his spinal cord. He can move his arms, but cannot move his hands and fingers. He has no movement from the upper chest down.
What the family needs most right now is prayer! Please join us in praying for Pete's total healing through Professor Jerome Lejeune. Pete was very interested in promoting Professor Jerome Lejeune's cause for canonization before the accident because his 7th child Michael has Down Syndrome and in July, 1958, Professor Lejeune, discovered that the cause of Down Syndrome was an extra chromosome on the 21st pair. For the first time Dr. Lejeune had established a link between an intellectual disability and its genetic cause.
Pete had earlier printed the prayer so if someone needed a miracle they could possibly pray for Professor Lejeune’s intercession. Before he left the house after the accident, Pete told Lisa to get the prayer off the piano and ask people to begin praying for him! So with great hope and love we obey Papa Beerse and pray with all our heart for healing through the powerful intercession of this holy man Professor Jerome Lejeune!