23rd January

I’ve heard from Galway Hospital that I’m booked in for Mon 25th to begin the bone marrow transplant procedure. The only ‘fly in the ointment’ is that I have a long standing cold that hasn’t gone completely away. They will check me out first in this regard but they don’t seem that concerned about it.

This is the oldest known prayer to Mary called Sub Tuum Praesidium and it is dated to aroundqueenship mary 300AD.

We turn to your protection, holy Mother of God. Listen to our prayers and help us in our needs. Save us from every danger, glorious and blessed Virgin.

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