A Song of Solace


Later today, I’ll be off having surgery to remove some pre-cancerous tissue from my right breast – I blogged a bit about the situation over at Faith and Family Live! this weekend and have also shared a bit on the podcast.

It’s interesting to me that I’ve had a tremendous sense of peace and acceptance over this whole situation – there are so many women involved in the “real” battle with breast cancer that this little procedure almost feels like “much ado about nothing”.  The biggest frustration to me has been getting my house and my work affairs in order to potentially take the week off if I’m not feeling well.

I didn’t sleep much or very well last night, with thoughts racing through my head of things that I need to take care of this morning before we leave for the 10:00 pre-surgical check in.  I’ll be at Radiology for procedure there at 11:15 and then the surgery is at 2:30 – a nice opportunity to fast and to offer it for the poor souls in purgatory!

Out of the blue, the first email I opened this morning was from an “anonymous” source who had commented on a very old post from my old blog.  Anonymous share this link, to the Litany of the Saints which was sung last year during Pope Benedict XVI’s youth rally and Mass at Yonkers.

I’m thinking “Anonymous” was secretly my guardian angel, who knew who much I needed the quiet moment of prayer that accompanied my listening to this song/prayer early this morning.  Please take a moment to listen to it and to join your prayers with mine for the souls we remember during this month of November.

What a tremendous blessing to have the prayers of the Communion of Saints!  I hope to rejoin you within a few days and will report back on how things went with my procedure.  Hope your week is blessed!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Lisa,

    We are thinking of you and praying for you this week. You are such a blessing to everyone who knows you, and many who have never met you! Take care of yourself and remember how important you are to those who love you!
    From Cindy, the rest of the Wilson girl gang, the Good Things gang, and the knitter’s gang. (That’s a lot of gangs praying for you!)

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