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November 23, 2015 | Volume 91 Number 2

LETTERS

Bishop DiLorenzo grateful for prayers, get well cards

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo wishes to thank the many people of the Diocese of Richmond who have assured him of their prayers and get well wishes during his recent illness.

childs drawn get well card“People have been very kind and their thoughts and prayers have meant a great deal to me,” he said. “This, along with the help of good skilled medical care, has made a big difference in my recuperation.”

Bishop DiLorenzo was particularly cheered by cards from students in Catholic schools who drew their own cards and created their own sentiments wishing him well.

“Jesus loves you,” one student wrote, followed by “I am praying for you” with a sketch of a young girl with her arms outstretched and held high. The Bishop requested that many of the hand drawn cards be displayed outside the Bishop’s conference room across the hall from his office.

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Bishop DiLorenzo was hospitalized several days for complications from an infection on his left foot. He was released from the hospital Nov. 9 and returned to his office the next day for a diocesan staff meeting at the Diocesan Pastoral Center and other scheduled meetings. On Nov. 14 he addressed a group of more than 40 young men attending a retreat at Roslyn Conference Center in Richmond for discerning God’s will for their lives.

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