Prayer seeking the intercession of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Loras College:

To you, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse, and with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly ask you to take us under your protection. We humbly pray that you will look with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased with His blood and support our need by your power and strength. Defend, most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Shield us under your patronage that, imitating your example, and strengthened by your help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death and attain to everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen.

In addition to the book of prayers in Christ the King Loras College has created an email prayer chain. Share yours with us, by answering the questions below and hit submit. Thanks for your interest and prayers. 


March 1, 2021

The Schmidt Family
Jina Quade's ('05) mom who had a recent setback in her cancer diagnosis.
Donna Zimmerman as she continues her chemotherapy treatments.
Helena Haberer and her family as they navigate the loss of two close family members.
For the family of Barry Griener ('67) following his sudden passing

For the intentions on our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: 
For Lenten Resolves, for my sister who is battling cancer, for minor side effects for the elderly as they receive the second dose of the COVID vaccine, a family in Texas whose daughter was recently diagnosed with diabetes, my father-in-law who is undergoing radiation treatment, for Caroline as she battles Covid 
For all to be united in Christ and His Church.
Solidarity and Peace.
All those partaking in the Antioch Retreat this coming weekend.
Those who are suffering 
Mrs. Hopfinger
Meredith Recker and her family as her dad prepares for heart surgery.

February 16, 2021

Barry Grenier ('67), who recently passed away, and his family. 
William Pauly ('64), former faculty in the English program, who passed away recently. 
Jim Hood, father of Cheryl (Hood '87) Langel, who is in the ICU battling COVID-19. 
Michael Ambrose, Sr ('60), who passed away on February 3, 2021, and his family. 
Mary Denise Smith ('80), sister of Dr. William Smith ('78), who passed away on February 5, 2021.

February 8, 2021

Bud Noonan '51
For 6 month old Harvey George and his family.
For the intentions on our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: My sister Kathy who passed away recently and the repose of her soul, for my sister as she continues the fight with her mental health struggles, that God will soften my boy's hearts for Him, my sister battling cancer, that Gabriel may find the courage to forgive, for my Dad who is having a pacemaker installed and my brother-in-law who is having eye surgery
Those struggling with mental illness
For Donna Matthews as she battles three different forms of cancer
The Catholic Church, may it continue to be a promoter of racial equity and justice.
Loras College, may God continue to shine upon us.
Mark Morgan
Those who feel torn between their identity and faith.
Empathy and Patience
Successful heart surgery for Michael Tropp, son of Dan '99 and Christine (Lorenz) '01 Tropp

February 1, 2021

The family and friends of Alfred Cardilli '62 who passed away recently.
For former Loras Football Coach Bob Bierie who recently had a stroke.
For the intentions on our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Deoli and her continued healing from Leukemia, complete healing for Stephanie, successful radiation treatments for Ron as he prepares for surgery, complete healing for Pat, for my brother who is struggling with depression, for my boys, that they will come to know the Lord, for a family friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer, Griffey, Michael's sister with cancer, my depression, for my sister-in-law who is having surgery tomorrow. 
Strength and wisdom for those healing from past trauma.
Guidance for all students struggling with online courses.
For the family of Mark Puls who was recently diagnosed with ALS.
The family of Steve Turnis who begins Chemo treatments on Wednesday.
Kelly Langreck
LGBTQ+ folks who are seeking to understand their identity.
Family of Ralph Grampp
Nick Wyllie
The Amish
Mental Health Families
Sarah Mockler & family
Meredith Recker
Community-led change

January 25, 2020

The Loras Community
Our elected officials, particularly President Biden.
Donna Matthews for her victory in her battle with cancer.
For the intentions on our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: For my dad, Joel's health and my sister to fully heal from her surgery, my brother-in-law Steve as he prepares to have surgery in Iowa City this week, for my sister with cancer, myself, my grades, my niece
Family members battling Covid
For our country to heal and for improved civil discourse.
Those battling loneliness and menal anguish.
The appreciation of healthy family members. 
Fr. Vu
The respect and dignity of all people.
Climate action
The Schmidt family
Robert Bates
Adequate pandemic response
Tim Drinan
Racial Justice
An end to abortion
Faith in the church
Peace and unity
Meredith Recker
For the Mockler family in the loss of Michael.

January 18, 2020

The family of Molly (O'Hea) Kaiser who passed away unexpectedly.
For my cousin Jacob Butze, who passed away over Christmas break.
For the family of Mary Flynn who passed away unexpectedly
For the intentions on our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: For the complete recovery of my dad Joel who was diagnosed with COVID, for my sister Debbie who will be having surgery in Iowa City this week, my daughter and granddaughter that have COVID
National Unity
Peace and understanding
Free Speech and democracy
Religious freedom 
Safety and justice
End to abortion
Healthcare workers
For a peaceful transition in the White House and throughout our country.

January 11, 2020

For the family of Doris Hasken who passed away recently
For Patrick Julian
Guidance for those healing from past trauma
All those dealing with loss during this holiday season and New Year.
For the intentions on our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: To work diligently this semester so I can stay on top of school, peace and strength for Stephanie as she prepares for surgery, patience for Ron as we awaits his surgery, complete healing for Pat, for my elderly parents who battle physical and mental health challenges, for my sister battling cancer, the recuperation of Carol F. who is struggling with a rare autoimmune disorder, my sister Kate as she enters the final days of her battle with cancer, Aunt Dottie who is in the hospital, and for the mother of a friend who will begin Chemo treatments soon. 
For those struggling with brain health, that they may find self-love, find hope, and know that they are not alone.
May our country continue to work together to combat evil and spread love to all people
For our country to heal and to find humility and comfort in common compromise
Those struggling with the constraints of COVID isolationism
The appreciation of the good health of loved ones.
Our elected officials, may they continue to serve under God on behalf of the common good.
The repose of Bob Kaliban's ('55) soul
For a healthy recovery for Loras alumnus Kevin Heilers
The repose of the soul of Loras alumna Cheri Heilers
For the health and safety of our campus community as we begin a new semester

January 8, 2020

Heilers Family upon the loss of their daughter/sister, Cherie (Heilers) Dandurand '90. Family members include Kevin '88, Gary '91, Greg '91, Traci '93 and Ed. 

December 21, 2020

Families that they grow closer together during this Christmas Season rather than farther apart.
Married couples that they live out their Vocation to God and each other and remember their vows of loving each other through good times and in bad, sickness and in health, for the rest of their lives.
Those struggling with any form of addiction.
Those with mental illness.
Pope Francis.
The College of Cardinals and the Bishops of the World.
Loras College Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administration.
Health care workers and essential business operators.
That people choose adoption over abortion.
The end of abortion.
My grandparents.
All newly elected officials.
My vocation that I follow the will of God rather than my will.
The safety of others.
FOCUS Missionaries.
Jacob Butze, who is battling leukemia and lymphoma.
The Schmidt family.
The Feltes family.
My Mom and all who have lost someone they love.
Healthcare workers and other frontline essential personnel.

I’d like to offer the following for healing prayers:

Donna Matthews
Heather Beede
Becca Huber

The following for Celebration of Life and Welcome Into Heaven:

David Solheim
Kathy Stahr
Rich Slabaugh

Prayers of Gratitude to:

The Blessed Trinity
All wives and mothers
The Loras Community
First Responders
Professionals often overlooked

Strength and healing for Ron’s final 2 treatments and upcoming surgery.
Comfort for Stephanie as she waits for surgery, a successful surgery and complete healing.
Peace for those learning to quiet the negative experiences in their past as God shines the light on how he can use all things for His good.
Clarity and hope for those struggling with burdens too heavy to carry alone.
Arleen as she awaits surgery in the new year.
Joan who is battling COVID.


December 14, 2020

Jacob Butze, who is battling cancer. He finds out Monday if he will be going into hospice.
Those who are struggling right now, may they know that they are loved and valued.
Those who are battling COVID right now, may they be granted strength and good health.
My dad who will be getting a surgery next week.
Son’s medical procedure goes well with positive results.
Comfort and peace for Mother in law battling physical and mental challenges.
Appreciation for blessings of good health of family and friends.
The family and soul of Bonnie Brown, 75, who passed away from COVID-19 complications.
The family and soul of Bud Solheim, 77, who passed away from COVID-19 complications.
In gratitude to our medical community for the creation of vaccines.
Prompt and widespread inoculation of our US population.
Our elected officials, incumbent and incoming.
In gratitude to the Loras College community- students, faculty and staff.
All those missing their loved ones this time of the year.

December 7, 2020
Jacob Butze, who is battling leukemia and lymphoma. 
For Carla Schreiber who recent gave birth to a son who passed away shortly thereafter.
Faculty and students as we enter and proceed through Finals.
Campus Dining's Donna Zimmerman as she has surgery at the end of the week.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Give strength and hope to my parents whose health is declining and impacting them in negative ways, Comfort and healing for Ron through his three final treatments, Complete healing for Aunt Dee Dee, Complete healing for Pat
The life of Richard Slabaugh who passed away last Wednesday.
Guidance and healing through the process of forgiveness.

November 30, 2020
Healing and a successful surgery without complications for Michael J. Guadagnoli. May Jesus Christ; the divine physician heal him in body mind and spirit. Amen
Please pray to Father God to improve my leadership skills and surrender everything else to Jesus.
For small business owners trying to navigate the ethics of being sustainably profitable and conscious of the effects of the pandemic.
Morgan and her mental health.
The advancement office's Ann Cremer and her return to good health.
All health care and public safety providers.
For the repose of the soul of Fr. Paul Ouderkirk.
For the L'Arche Community in Clinton who are battling COVID.

November 23, 2020

For Donna Zimmerman who will be having surgery on Dec. 9th, for blessing on her and her surgeon for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
A former Loras employee in the hospital with COVID.
Those having to make hard decisions about their health/safety over the holidays.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Morgan who is struggling with Covid isolation and mental health, families far away who yearn for our company, Abby and Alexis, My GPA, Nick, Landon, and Juan, Thanksgiving
For the healing of frayed work relationships.
The L'Arche Community in Clinton that is battling with Covid.
Indigenous land rights and sovereignty.
Jim Kuhl
Tahoma Hope
Less government control of Native Reservations.
Those who go without this holiday season.
An end to COVID-19

November 16, 2020

Greg Rhodes '69
For Dr. Frederick Asmussen- eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him.
George Roberts Jr.
For permanent custody of my son (7 year old) and my daughter (11 year old)
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: for my brother and sister who are expecting my first niece, for Ron as he continues chemo, Aunt Dee Dee, comfort for my mother-in-law in hospice, peace and comfort for my sister battling concer, Carlo, lost souls, Abby and Mitch
Comfort and healing for those struggling with health issues.
Wisdom and peace for all navigating thorugh difficult seasons.
Rhonda Moudy Messner who is in a difficult battle with COVID.
Relief for all health care workers.
For Andrea Berns '15 and her future spouse: Jordan Vande Vorde.
Mark Morgan
Elijah Knicker
For the rights of people with disabilities.
Souls in Purgatory.
Veterans/ Military Personnel.

November 9, 2020

Christine Roberts, who is recovering from a kidney stone.
Lisa Damm, who is recovering from a stroke.
Heather Beede, who is being tested for cancer.
Donna Matthews, who is battlign three separate forms of cancer.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Healing for Ron, give thanks for all the blessings of good health for family and friends, for the ease of pain and suffering for my sister in her battle with cancer, for improved health for my mother-in-law, Danielle and all mothers who have miscarried, for good results of medical tests and procedures for my parents last week, Liam, Dale, give thanks for all the blessings of good health for family and friends, my 2 1/2 year old great nephew who was sent to Iowa City for surgery on his intestines.
Comfort for those struggling with health issues.
Wisdom for all navigating transition.
For Mike Doyle, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and his family following the death of his Mother.
Peaceful elections.
Racial Justice
Indigenous land rights
All souls in Purgatory.
For greater love, peace, and unity in our nation.
For all students, faculty, and staff to finish the semester strong!
Students feeling stressed and anxious about finishing up the semester.

November 2, 2020

Dave Harms who passed away recently after deciding to stop dialysis.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: For my mother-in-law Judy who is having surgery this week, my mom who is having toe surgery this week, for my dad's neurologist appointment, Ron for a successful surgery and treatment, vocations
All people struggling to find joy and peace.
Young adults navigating the winding and challenging road to adulthood.
For the repose of the soul of Frank Stiak.
Former Regent Don Ulrich '58 who passed away earlier this week.
Loras Professor Tom Goodman '54 who passed away recently.
Fr. John Vakulskas '65 who passed away recently.
For the repose of the soul of Frank Koykar '65 who passed away recently. 
The family of Michael Gaude. Michael loved scripture (Matthew 6:31-33) and this passage embodies his life.
Patricia Felderman
Those considering abortion
Mental Health
The continued efforts of the BLM Movement for unity.
Persecuted priests, churches, and all Christians.
All souls in Purgatory.

October 19, 2020

Jacob Butze who is battling leukemia and receiving a bone marrow transplant this week.
Fr. Paul Ouderkirk
All those battling depression and lonliness.
For all those who've lost men in their life, may they find peace in the midst of letting go. 
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Complete healing for cousin Ron and his family amidst his colon cancer diagnosis and Kevin. 

October 5, 2020

For those who cannot visit family members, loved ones, and friends due to the current pandemic.
Those struggling with their mental health and other crises.
Jenny Daisy, daughter of Susan Daisy '07.
For the reposed of the soul of Joyce Teeling, spouse of Les Teeling '51.
A return to full health for Joe Smith '71.
Elijah Knicker
Everyone displaced the explosion on Loras Blvd.
So that we may live out Christ's Commandment: love one another as we love Him.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Complete healing for Eleanor, Donna as she fights cancer, A newborn grandson that was born prematurely, my daughter and her unborn baby, my sister battling cancer, Isabelle W, Marie, Morgan, Myself, So that Ian gets good grades, and Emily.

September 28, 2020

Peace and justice
Breanna Taylor and her family
Zach Nelson
For All Black Lives
For Joy
All those who feel alone during this time of social distancing

September 21, 2020

For those who feel isolated from family and friends. May they be reminded of God's presence and love for them.
Nick Wyllie
Those who struggle with substance abuse issues and for their families to continue to love and support them.
An end to abortion
My sister battling cancer and for my daughter and daughter in law who are experiencing pregnancy complications.
Kevin Kessel
Neveah who is awaiting a heart transplant at the U of I Hospital and Clinic.
For all those in quarantine and those directly affected by COVID.
World Peace
Systemic Change
All the souls in Purgatory
Victims of 9/11
Art Sunleaf
Those who are grieving

September 14, 2020

For a friend who is battling cancer.
Our administrators, professors, staff, and students at Loras as they continue with the semester amid a pandemic.
For those battling mental health.
Those affected by Racism, may they understand that every human is made in the image and likeness of God.
Doug Schrad '90
Kymora Vonthun, that she may recover safely and swiftly following her lung transplant.
For political leadership that is grounded in truth, reconciliation, compassion, and justice.
My grandpa's soul and my family.
A boy from my church who is having hip surgery at the Mayo Clinic, for a successful surgery and healing.
For a freind dealing with a broken relationship, may he realize that God's love always prevails. 

August 24, 2020
For the soul of Bob Pommerich, Class of 1959, beloved accounting professor who recently passed away.

August 17, 2020
For all those affected by the derecho.
Thank you prayers for the electrical workers who traveled near and far to help the Midwest.
Safe travels for all those heading off to college.
Our leaders, that they may decisions in the best interest of all people.

August 10, 2020
Msgr. John Enzler, Class of 1969, who will be undergoing heart surgery next week.
Those affected by storm damage in Iowa and across the country.
Dr. Gerald Rausch, Class of 1959, who recently passed away from a heart condition.
Athletes, coaches, trainers and all those making decisions regarding the athletic season.

August 3, 2020
All college students as they prepare for the fall.
Family and friends affected by the corona virus.
Anyone suffering from anziety and loneliness.

July 20, 2020
For Troy, a young graduate, who is battling cancer.
All educators as they adjust to a new approach to learning.
Our leaders, that they may serve and lead with a pure heart.

July 13, 2020
Healthcare workers caring for the sick.
For Doug Shinkunas, Class of 1969, who recently passed away.
Healthcare workers caring for the sick.

July 6, 2020
High School and college graduates as they begin the next chapter of their lives.
All athletes competing this summer.
Everyone affected by COVID-19.

June 29, 2020
Bruce William Hill, Class of ‘74, who passed away unexpectedly on June 27.
Roger Klauer, Loras Academy graduate, who passed away on June 28.
For all those traveling with the upcoming holiday.

June 22, 2020 
The soul of Katharine Kobler Hiera, wife of Jim "Pole" Hiera '69 and thankfulness for 48 yrs of loving marriage to my beloved spouse and partner.
Jim Ryan '54 who passed away on June 4. 
Healing for Rita Abate, wife of Mario '57, Bernice Caponeto and Phil Seifried. 
Connor '14 and Jess Stickney who were in a motorcycle accident. Prayers for a strong recovery. 

June 15, 2020
Norm Jambois '60, who passed away on May 26.
Kevin Tritz '71, who is battling cancer, may he find comfort and peace as he goes through treatment.
May all those recently diagnosed with the coronavirus recovery quickly.
All our students taking summer classes.

June 1, 2020

Joe Leineberg's '94 daughter, Andi Leineberg '20, recently diagnosed with Hodgekins Lymphoma
Greater understanding, acceptance and love for all human beings
All those suffering from coronavirus and for a vaccine
All members, living and deceased, of the Class of 1959

May 25, 2020

Dan Hoffman '63 who is in the late stages of Alzheimers in a care center in Sun City West, AZ. 

For family and health for Sharon, Class of 1983.

All Loras students and their professors as they prepare for finals week.

The Class of 2020 as they adapt and adjust to celebrating graduation in a new way.

The Batkoff family as they care for their parents who face declining health.

Tom Fox, Class of 1956, who recently passed away. May the Lord welcome him into his loving arms.

A woman with lymphodema in legs which greatly limits her flexibility and makes it difficult for her to walk or get in bed or get into or out of vehicle.

May 11, 2020

For the familly of Stephen Waters, Class of 1965 who passed away on May 7. Stephen is the father of Kelly (Waters) Cain '88, father in law to Paul '88 and grandfather of Molly '14 and Erin '20 Cain. 

All affected by the coronavirus. 

May 3, 2020

For the familly of Thomas Steskal, Class of 1958 who passed away on May 2.

A recent graduate interviewing for a position in a school system on May 8.

Healing for the brother-in-law of Ted Haas, Class of 1972.

Prayers of thanks for beautiful weather and the opportunity to be outside.

For all those feeling the economic impact of COVID-19.

Theresa Moore and her children who lost their husband/father, Bob Moore in February. Bob is the brother-in-law of Patricia Whitney.

May 1, 2020

For a friend of Melinda Burds '88, who is going through treatment.

Sharon Callahan, wife of Mike Callahan '61. 

Beth Berns as she battles cancer and her husband John '94 and their children. 

Strength and recovery for Stephen Waters '65 to regain his health. 

All the elderly and families who have to be separated at this time for health concerns. 

Tom '59 and Deanne George. 

Gary Liebl and Anne Geary. 

Diocesan jail and prison ministry, all people with addictions and a special friend in need of circle support, Nate. 

Those students struggling to keep focus during these trying times while trying to maintain themselves attempting to navigate through online classes in a home environment. 

Friend with stage 4 cancer and all cancer patients. 

April 30, 2020

Megan Crawford '03 and her search for a new job. That this position will bring glory to God and be a blessing to her family. 

Jeff Smith. 

Two young men who are applying for the seminary. 

Jim Schiltz Sr., father in law of Staci Gann Schiltz '92, who is fighting Covid-19. Jim is a graduate of Loras Academy. Prayers for all the caring staff in his long term care facility and all other facilities battling outbreaks. 

Parish priests that are preparing for new parish assignments. May they feel the love of their current parish and well wishes and get to know the welcome of the new parish in these socially distant times. 

The health of all; that we provide assistance to those who are economically challenged so they don't feel alone and for wisdom for our political leaders. 

A timely and safe labor for Patience McCarty '11 and the birth of safe, happy, healthy and holy twins. 

Richelle Owens. The students of Resurrection parish and all graduating seniors. 

Health of mind and body for those struggling with Covid-19 and those who care for them. 

Vocation for Darby Callahan '21. 

Family and friends of Greg Purnell '69. 

April 29, 2020

To overcome an addiction to heroin. 

Safety for all and thanks for the angels above who are helping us get through this. 

In memory of Steven P. Rea '86. 

Good health and strength for Nash Stineman, son of Bobby '05 and Brittany Stineman, who suffers from a rare and life limiting respiratory disease, SMARD1. To all his caregivers and health care providers who he relies on daily for care.

All affected by the coronavirus. 

The father of Lonny Huffar '97, who is recovering after losing his left hand.

Better health for Michael Podlecki '72 and his significant other, Shaquetta who has covid-19. 

Misty and Dave '96 Auer family who lost their 17 year old daughter, Isabella, from a brain tumor.

Our children that they may gain grit and understanding about this time and take thoughtful actions in making decisions. Those whom are quarantined in homes that are not safe haven may they find the strength and support to get to a safe place. 

The Loras College Class of 2020. 

April 26, 2020

Concetta, who is suffering through treatment for a recurrence of cancer. 

More compassion and less criticism between people in our country and world. That leaders may rise above and lead with integrity. 

Grandparents of Logan Jones '24 who are both in the hospital fighting the coronavirus.

Mike Hosch, uncle of Kris Sargent '92 who passed away this week. 

That county sheriffs will uphold the constitution as they have sworn to do and stop prosecuting unconstitutional laws. 

Pray and guide our president, elected officials and private sector bio-tech companies to quickly develop a vaccine for Covid-19. 

Mary "Kitty" Rolfes '84 and her family.

April 23, 2020

A high school senior that is in a deep depression after finding out they are not returning to school. 

The Starshak family. 

The healing of Margaret Curing, wife of Denis Curtin '67.

During this pandemic we pray for an ardent fire to be kindled in the hearts of all people with a spirit of prayer, strengthening and growth in holiness of all families and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life.

The delivery of Lynn Gallagher's grandson Liam who isn't due until May 14th but is to be delivered this week due to maternal complications.

The family of Edward Bellendier who passed away on April 21.

April 21, 2020

A speedy recovery for Mildred Galateo, mother of Thomas Galateo '70.

Kathy Lazzara, wife of Charles Lazzara '65, may regain her health.

Dave Sweeney who was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. 

Spring athlets, including Patrick Mikel '20, who cannot compete. Help guide them in their decisions for the future.

Isabella, niece of Grace Auer '89 who is battling incurable brain cancer. 

Mike, the uncle of Kris Sargent '92 who is under hospice care and cannot have visitors. 

Roger Teeling '94, who sadly passed away today, may god grant eternal rest upon his soul. Roger is the husband of Soraya Teeling '94 and son of Les Teeling '54

April 20, 2020

Those facing job loss, those going to bed hungry, those who don't have a safe place to shelter, those who have lost family and not been able to mourn them.

Students that have lost out on normal opportunities.

Alumni and their families for continued good health and safety.

Jon Wuebker, who is battling coronavirus and has been on a ventilator since April 2. Jon is the son of William Wuebker '59 and brother of Tim Wuebker '90.

Mike Franz '73, who has been admitted to the hospital.

Grandparents and grandchildren, new and old parents and their children, every soul, everywhere!

The healing of Jacob Timmer, son of Jim Timmer '81.

Mona Conway, who has brain cancer. May she be cancer free and cured. Mona is the wife of Patrick Conway '89.

April 17, 2020

Prayers for the family for Fr. Tom Coenen '73 who passed away on April 7.

For Mary Beth, sister of Pat Noonan '76.

Prayers for the family of Fr. Edward Pfeffer '52, who passed away on March 18,

Les Teeling '54, recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

April 6, 2020

All those who have lost loved ones during this pandemic, bring them comfort in this time of grieving.

During Holy Week, may we all be reminded of God's love and sacrifice.

Health care workers and their families.

March 30, 2020

May researchers find a treatment and potential vaccine for the coronavirus.
For those feeling isolated in this time of social distancing.
All those needing God's love and support.

March 23, 2020

Prayers for the first full week of online classes.
All who are dealing with the financial burden of this pandemic.
For our neighbors in Europe as they work to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 16, 2020

Thank you prayers and prayer of support for health care workers helping all those diagnosed with the Coronavirus.
Prayers for all students preparing to begin online classes to continue their education.
For those suffering from anxiety and depression, may God lighten this burden.
The safe return of all students studying abroad.
All alumni near and far, may they stay healthy and hopeful.

March 9, 2020

Those struggling with any addiction, that Christ will make His love for them known and give them the strength to run to Him to find their worth in times of emptiness, loneliness and hardship.

All those preparing for the Antioch retreat and all those who will be attending.

Anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one.

Physical, emotional and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened.

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage.

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses.

Anyone who goes without the basic needs of life.

Those that feel ostracized, excluded or disconnected from the Catholic Church. that they would feel God's loving embrace through this season of Lent and those in the Church community.

February 16, 2020

Susan Ahern, whife of the late Red Ahern '60 as she transitions to a care center.
Alumni, family and friends as we approach the Lenten season.
Nephew of an alumna who is struggling with a brain injury.


February 3, 2020

Loras students studying abroad for the semester
Carl Adducci, Class of 1963, as he awaits to receive test results.
Alumni, friends and family who are struggling with the loss of a loved one.


January 20, 2020

Students as they prepare to return home from study abroad experiences.
Faculty members who will be wrapping up their J-term classes.
Alumni across the country.


January 6, 2020

The family of Larry Albani, husband of Linda (Noonan) Albani '77, who recently passed away.
John Birkett '58, who made his way to heaven on Christmas day.  
All the students involved with a J-term class, may their travels and experience be safe and engaging.


December 16, 2019

Abby (Duggan) Kabat, daughter of Dick '64 and Kay Duggan who recently passed away. 
A blessed Advent Season.

Safe travels for students returning home for Christmas break.

December 9, 2019

Norbert Hemesath '59, who recently passed away. Eternal rest, grant unto him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Brian Schermerhorn '97, undergoing surgery this week. May God guide the hands of the medical team.

All Loras College students as they enter Finals Week.


November 24, 2019

Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses

Those who are having surgery

Safe travels home and that all have a wonderful Thanksgiving


November 18, 2019                                                                      
A fellow 1967 classmate, Ted Blanchard, has been battling cancer for several years.  His doctors have advised Ted to do what he has already done by getting his affairs in order. Prayers are requested for a peaceful death and for his caregiver wife, Marilyn.
The soul of Maria Pitt, wife of Dr. Dave Pitt. Please keep him and his daughters in your prayers
Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened
All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage
All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses
All those battling cancer and any other medical issues


October 28, 2019

A professor at another college who has surgery for her cancer treatment coming up

A women who has lost both her husband and son

Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses


October 18, 2019

Francis I. "Fran" Butler, Class of 1959 who passed away on October 15.

Barbara Johanna Streit, who passed away on October 12.


September 23, 2019

Victims of domestic violence

Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened

That an individual may be eligible for a clinical trial

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses

A special intention of a student


September 9, 2019

James Waldron

Jim Loes

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses

All those battling cancer and unkown illnesses

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All those who go without basic needs of life


September 2, 2019

The aunt of a Loras student who passed away. May God grant comfort and healing.

All students starting this school year, may they do their best and be able to focus.

Students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses.

Special intention for Tom Ende, Michael Kaminski and Bill P.

All those battling cancer and unknown illnesses

Everyone dealing with the grief of a miscarriage


August 12, 2019

Robert Emmett Nolan, Class of 1970 who passed away on August 12
Veterans and those service men and women currently serving

Those affected by acts of violence


August 5, 2019

Sr. Bernadine Curoe '69, undergoing eye surgery in Iowa City.
Anyone affected by acts of violence. 
All those dealing with loss.
All who go without the basic needs of life.
Those struggling with addiction.

Veterans and those service men and women currently serving.


July 22, 2019

Barb Streit, mother of Pete Streit ’77 as she battles cancer.

May God welcome Bill Staebell, father of Debbie Gross’s (MA ’08) into his loving arms.
Veterans and those service men and women currently serving.

Everyone has a safe and fun summer.

Those suffering from all types of illness.


July 8, 2019

Dr. Paul Allen, Professor Emeritus and former Professor of Religious Studies, who passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.  

Charley Riney, Class of 1967, who passed away on July 1st.

Don Dupont, Class of 1951, who passed away on June 29th.
Prayers of gratitude for successful heart surgery for Tom Donnelly, Class of 1969.
Children on campus taking part in All Sports Camp.

Anyone who is suffering, may they feel the love of God surround them.


July 1, 2019

A student whose father passed away. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the family as they go through this difficult time.

All those affected by harsh weather.

A student discerning their vocation. May they find the courage to follow God’s call All those grieving the loss of children or miscarriages. 

Loras students who are Totus Tuus missionaries this summer that they be great witnesses to all those they will be serving. As well as all of the families and children they are interacting with.

Those struggling with addiction.

Veterans and those service men and women currently serving.


June 3, 2019

A couple who lost their baby at 12 weeks.

All the Loras students who will be Totus Tuus missionaries this summer, may they be great witnesses to all those they will be serving.

Those struggling with addiction.

Isabella Auer.

Those battling cancer.


May 27, 2019

John whose cancer has returned.

Isabella Auer, who has an inoperable form of cancer in her brain.

All veterans and those men and women currently serving.

Those recently ordained.

All those dealing with loss.


May 20, 2019

For John Walsh '67 and his medical team as he undergoes surgery for a brain tumor.
Prayer of thanksgiving for Caitlin, her kidney function has been restored.

For all those who graduated this past weekend and those leaving Loras. May God guide their paths and keep them safe.

Everyone who is suffering.

Those affected by acts of violence. 

Anyone who goes without the basic needs of life.


May 13, 2019

All priests celebrating Holy Hour at Loras
All the graduating seniors.

Everyone has a safe and fun summer.

Those suffering from all types of illness.

Anyone affected by acts of violence. 

Those who go without the basic needs of life.


May 6, 2019

Mary Anne, who formerly worked at Loras. She is now in Hospice and would appreciate prayers.

All students during this stressful time of the end of this semester.

Those suffering from all types of illness.

Anyone affected by acts of violence. 

Those who go without the basic needs of life.


April 29, 2019

Michael Kaminski, who is fighting brain cancer.
Caitlin, for her kidney function to return to normal

A successful Legacy Symposium day on May 1.   


April 22, 2019

Gary Meyer, who recently passed away; brother of Amy (Meyer) Merry '87. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him.
Stephen Waters, class of 1965, who is journeying through a serious illness.

All students, faculty and staff as they move toward the end of the semester.

The people of Sri Lanka.

Everyone traveling over the Easter holiday.


April 15, 2019

Professor Emeritis, Joe Kapler '48 who passed away. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him.

Bob Kaliban and his medical team as he undergoes surgery.

Students traveling over spring break.

Terry Hunt who died suddenly; he is the husband of Kelly Walsh Hunt '90. Please keep the Hunt and Walsh families in your prayers.

A Blessed Holy Week. 

Catholics all over the world, especially in Paris at Notre Dame Cathedral. 

All the students, faculty and staff on service and social justice trips and all those traveling to see family and friends this Holy Week. 

Those without the surrounding love of family this Easter.

All priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, and lay ministers of the Church that they may be renewed this Easter season.


April 8, 2019

A Loras employee’s sister and her family as her brother-in-law passed away suddenly.
A professor and his wife and she has surgery on Monday the 8th. Please pray for the surgeons and that the surgery is successful and the professor to have the strength and courage to get through this tough time.
A student who had a pacemaker replacement surgery on Friday the 5th. Please pray that the wound heals without infection and that the latest blood cultures come back negative.
Tom Green '63, who passed away this week. May his family and friends find comfort and peace in the coming days.


April 1, 2019

Carla who is being treated for breast cancer. 
Adam Gassman who is battling late stage 3 esophageal cancer. (The number 75 is his favorite and brings him happiness) 
Sister Marie Paul who passed away. She was a student’s music teacher and touched many lives. 
All those who were recently on the Antioch retreat this past weekend. 
Thank you for your continued prayers


March 25, 2019

Jim, struggling with a blood clot in his leg.

Those affected by cancer or illness.

Those struggling with mental illness.

We ask in this season of Lent we may live a life of gratitude and kindness. As well as live out our Lenten mission of rebuild; living an authentic life.

Those affected by acts of violence. 

The brother of an Administrator and his family who died Saturday.


March 18, 2019

The hopeful recovery of a student’s uncle. The uncle is an alcoholic, has been into rehab, potentially relapsed, and is now at the hospital for potential hepatitis and potential liver failure.
Coworkers and their families
The sale of a home
A student’s friend who is pregnant
A student’s sister and her newborn son
An alumnae who was diagnosed with kidney cancer, be with her family and doctors as she goes through surgery
The brother of Pete Molloy '84 who passed away this week
Thank you for the support!


March 11, 2019

Krystyna Kaminski’s (’20) father, Michael Kaminski
Debbie Gross’s (MA ’08) dad (Bill Staebell) who has stage 4 lung cancer
A student’s brother who has a brain tumor
Dennis and Carol Reffner. Denny had a heart attack in December, followed by a mild stroke. Carol has undergone great stress as a caregiver
Jonah Ray Anderson who will be having surgery on March 11.  

A student who has been struggling with mental health and suicidal thoughts
A student and their family as the father suffered a massive heart attack 
A family with three children as the marriage is in crisis
A student’s peace of mind and peace of identity
Three special intentions of a student
The soul of Marian Furst and her family. As she has passed away after battling pancreatic cancer