Thank you for your continued prayers for Canon Altiere.

Canon Altiere was hospitalised on the 9th January and has had an unusually protracted hospitalisation as a result of a previous underlying lung condition in 2019.

Canon Altiere has reached a major milestone in his slow but steady course to regaining his health. He will be discharged from the hospital and will be moved to a pulmonary rehabilitation facility. Canon’s lungs are healing nicely and he now needs minimal oxygen support through his tracheostomy without any mechanical ventilation. He has already begun to speak again and to walk a few steps with help. Moreover, over the last few days, he has shown definitive signs of kidney recovery.

The medical team are optimistic that his tracheostomy will be reversed and that he will not need dialysis indefinitely.

Canon has expressed how deeply grateful he is for everyone’s prayers. saying that he almost has a sensible awareness of how much spiritual support he has been receiving from many of you from far and wide.

A prayer from ‘THE RACCOLTA’

MICHAEL, glorious Prince, chief and champion of the heavenly host, guardian of the souls of men, conqueror of the rebel angels, who art set over the palace of GOD, our worthy captain under JESUS CHRIST, endowed with superhuman excellence and virtue; vouchsafe to free us from every evil, who with full confidence have recourse to thee; and by thy powerful protection enable us to make progress every day in the faithful service of our GOD.

V. Pray for us, most blessed Michael, Prince of the Church of JESUS CHRIST.
R. That we may be made worthy of his promises.

Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY and eternal GOD, who in thy own marvellous goodness and pity didst, for the common salvation of man, choose the glorious Archangel Michael to be the Prince of thy Church; make us worthy, we pray Thee, to be delivered by his beneficent protection from all our enemies, that at the hour of our death no one of them may approach to harm us, and that by the same Archangel Michael we may be introduced into the presence of thy high and heavenly Majesty. Through the merits of JESUS CHRIST our LORD, Amen.