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Madison Square Garden, NYC
Our old friend, Bob Bozic, is a former street kid from Toronto who became a boxer and has worked (and fought) hard all his life. He now has a chance to inherit his family home in Serbia which was seized by the State during WW II. Under new laws in Serbia, families who have had property expropriated may apply for a legal decision to restore the land to them.
Needless to say, this has been a complex and fraught process which has been unsuccessful so far. Bob is travelling to Serbia this week one final time to ask for justice. It would mean that he could retire with a little comfort since he is now 65.
We are asking those who will to join in a Novena with Our Lady Mary, recommended by Pope Francis -- Our Lady Undoer of Knots.
Miguel and Guadalupe, our Mexican friends, tell us that it was just after we joined in this novena for them that the log-jam in their immigration process broke and things began to come together. They arrived back in Canada last month after a three year wait. I also credit the prayers of Our Lady with getting my Mum into the Col. Belcher in Calgary.
Please join us with this simple prayer for nine days beginning today, September 14: THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS to Tuesday, September 22. Of course, you can add your own intentions and prayers for those "knotted" situations you are concerned about as we share in this devotion.
Thank you, God bless and Mary's prayers be with you.