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Friday, October 30, 2009

Cancer-surviving priest's lesson on suffering

We first saw this story over at The Deacon's Bench and wanted to pass it along.

Msgr. Marc Trudeau, secretary to Cardinal Roger Mahony of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, recently spoke about his bout with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to The Tidings archdiocesan newspaper and celebrated a "Pray for a Cure for Cancer" Mass and anointing.

In recounting the grueling treatment for the disease, which was diagnosed in 2008, Msgr. Trudeau talked about the psychological and spiritual effects the disease had on him. And how it is allowing him to better understand the suffering of those to whom he ministers.

"... it was very difficult. But you come to understand a lot better what people are going through," he told The Tidings. "Somebody tells you that their mother has cancer and she's going through treatment. You always would say, 'I'll pray for her.' Well, I know exactly what they're going through, and I know what kind of prayer that they need."

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