Thursday, April 12, 2007

Requiescat in Pace: Anthony Benkovic

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tony Benkovic and for the Blessed Mother and Our Lord to give comfort to his family.

For those who listen to Catholic radio or watch Catholic television, you may be familiar with Johnette Benkovic who hosts Women of Grace, among other good programs.

Tony had been battling a brain tumor. Yet, he still came on air occasionally and for me, was an inspiration.

Johnette is one of the finest hosts I've heard on radio and she has had some very good shows that dispel some of the myths about Catholicism. Her and Fr. Ed Sylvia have done a great job of explaining what the Church really teaches.

She is also involved with Living His Life Abundantly, with website containing articles and good info. It is there that you can make a donation in Tony's memory.

At the same time, I would like to ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of the woman named Marie who had gone to visit my sick aunt and had fallen outside the house. She passed away 10:30pm the same day she apparently fell. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage. My aunt had seen her pull up and went to open the door, only to find her laying there on the ground. It's not known if she suffered some event which caused her to fall, or if the fall itself caused her demise. Marie was 91 and didn't look a day over 75. However, her family has told us that she had been falling frequently at home and they had warned her not to go out driving, especially all the way out to my aunts some 15 miles away.