Huy update

Thank you to all who have been praying for Huy. He has gotten a lot better but is still in serious need of prayers. Here is an update on his condition, current as of yesterday (17 October):

As in the past few days, progress is slow but steady. Huy remains on the ventilator--but now it is doing only 50% of the work--Huy is doing the other 50%. This continues to provide hope that he will soon be off the ventilator. Mr. Nguyen said that yesterday Huy woke up and made eye contact with everyone in the room - and answered questions (by squeezing a visiting seminarian's hand). His persistent agitating cough required that they re-sedate him, but the good news is that he's able to respond so well.


A Dying Seminarian

So sorry I haven't posted in forever, but when you only have the daylight hours of two days in a week to use the internet, blogging isn't your highest priority. But I do want to get this out there to whoever comes across my blog: One of the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Denver, Huy Nguyen, is gravely ill. Please pray for his recovery. If you ask the intercession of a saint, please ask Servant of God Van Thuan to pray for him (his cause for canonization is open, and a verifiable miracle will help the process along, as well as obviously be good for Huy and our whole diocese). Should you feel so inclined, here is a prayer for Huy's health composed by one of our seminarians:

Servant of God Francois-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan,
you served God as a holy priest
and offered your life as as martyr
for the Catholic faith in Vietnam.
By the merits of your intercession,
and only as it be God's will,
we pray that our brother Huy
be granted the singular grace
of a miraculous recovery.
As you now adore the Most Holy Trinity,
we earnestly beseech you to pray
for Huy and for his immediate restoration to good health.