Many of you, like me, are huge fans of Kate Wicker’s. Most have been following her recent pregnancy on her blog here. Last week Kate was hospitalized at 30 weeks pregnant with pre-term labor. She has been released and is on bed rest, for at least the time being, home with her three beautiful girls.
I was moved by the spiritual bouquet started for Arwen and Bryan Mosher and their twin boys upon their birth last month as well as the spiritual bouquet offered for Jeff and I during our struggles to conceive Shelby by a good friend and priest who we asked to be Shelby’s Godfather. Upon reading Kate’s blog for the last week, I have wanted to do offer some form of help to her family and that darn state of South Carolina is between us but I have prayed for the best way to help when it hit, duh, get a spiritual bouquet going!
If you aren’t familiar with what a spiritual bouquet is, it is essentially the collecting of prayers for one specific intention much like one would collect a bouquet of flowers. Your prayers can be as special and unique as you are: a rosary, a Chaplet of Divine Mercy, mass, an hour of adoration, fasting, an act of charity…just about anything you can think of! This bouquet will be specifically for the intention of a healthy pregnancy and birth for baby Wicker #4. And you don’t have to be Catholic for your prayers to count! Anyone who feels compelled to pray, we welcome your prayers. Please leave us a comment here with how you will honor Kate, baby Wicker, and her husband and daughters.
God Bless You All!
At 4:38 pm on August 28, 2011, Kate gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Thomas Kemp Wicker weighed in at 7 lbs 4 oz and 19″ long. God Bless everyone who contributed to this spiritual bouquet in any small way! I know that I myself cannot thank you enough for all you have done!
Wow. What a beautiful gift to my baby, my family, and me. Thank you for this. I’m incredibly touched.
Adoration when I can make it, and adding this to my daily intercessions.
Please be assured of our family’s prayers for Kate and Baby Wicker over the next ten weeks. May St. Raphael and St Gerard intervene to protect both Mother and child. We will be offering our weekly family rosary as well as other prayers and acts of charity. Blessings and grace to Kate and her family.
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Blessings to your family, Kate. We will be praying for you here in Kentucky, too!
A Rosary and special daily intention.
I will offer prayers and fasting for the Wickers! Thank you so much for setting this up, Kristen! What a beautiful gesture.
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I will offer up a Rosary, and will continue to ask for St. Gerard’s intercession. Thinking of you, Wicker family.
Taking Kate to Adoration on Thursday at 10:20 a.m. central! 🙂 And remembering the Wicker family in our Chaplet of Divine Mercy! And at Mass on the feast of the Sacred Heart. You are a blessing to us Kate!!
Dear Kate, I’ve got my phone alarm set to remind me to pray for you at 8:15 each morning. But I remember you in prayer throughout the day.
Thank you for inviting non-Roman Catholics to pray with you; that is not always the case. (We’re Anglican) I’ll be praying the collect for expectant mothers. I’ve posted it on my blog.
Offering my Holy Hour today for you and Baby!
Please be assured of my prayers, Kate!
God bless you and yours!
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I have prayed for peace for the family, strength for the mother and baby, and help with the other three little girls and their father while the mother is on bedrest.
Kate, I’ve been praying for you since you wrote about your hospital stay. With a former preemie and a baby on the way, I sympathize. Offering up a nine-hour novena for you.
Please let her know we will be offering a Mass and a Chaplet of Divine Mercy Novena for her sweet little baby. She is such an inspiration …
Kate, I’m keeping you in my daily prayers ….
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
God bless you and that sweet baby!
This blossoming spiritual bouquet continues to bless my family and me. Thank you!