Monday, October 13, 2003

Pray for Terri!

I would suggest asking the intercession of St. Teresa of Avila who is her patron and on who's feast the judgment of the court wishes to stop having any artificial means of keeping her alive stopped.

From WorldNetDaily: Round-the-clock vigil planned for Terri Schiavo:

"At the invitation of Terri Schindler-Schiavo's family, the founder of the famous pro-life group Operation Rescue is in the Tampa Bay area to muster support for the 39-year-old brain-disabled woman, whose death by court-ordered starvation is set to begin the day after tomorrow when her husband and legal guardian gives the order to remove the feeding tube that is keeping his wife alive.

Terri's parents, Robert and Mary Schindler of Gulf Port, who have not completely given up hope that somehow their daughter's life will be spared, invited Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry, as well as Gary McCullough of Christian Communication Network, to organize a round-the-clock vigil.

Beginning with a press conference at noon Eastern today, and for however long Terri is alive or until she is granted a reprieve, members of her family and supporters will hold a 24-hour vigil on her behalf at Hospice Woodside in Pinellas Park, Fla., where her husband, Michael Schiavo, has required her to live for over four years.

A press release from vigil organizers states Terri is neither in a coma nor a 'persistent vegetative state,' that she is aware of her surroundings and has communicated that she does not want to be starved to death. "