Join Us in Prayers for the Tighe Family


Prayers for the Tighe Family

Friends, I invite you to join with me and our entire family in praying for love, healing and peace for a family who has become a very special part of our community. I had hesitated to write about this publicly out of concern for the privacy of the family, but their courageous witness of faith has encouraged me to involve you in this intercessory petition.

Tommy Tighe and his wife Karen recently made the decision to share a harrowing prenatal diagnosis with readers at Aleteia:

Recently, rather than walking out of the ultrasound with a long string of pictures of our son, we walked out in misery, with a fatal diagnosis of renal agenesis.

While our baby will continue to develop and grow in the safety of my wife’s womb throughout her otherwise normal pregnancy, he is only expected to be able to survive for a matter of minutes once he is born. More

By sharing this very sad news, the Tighe family invites us into a mission of prayer for not only their precious son, but for other families like theirs who have made a valiant choice for life.

Today, I ask you to unite with us in prayer. Inspired by the beautiful spiritual leadership of Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, we lift the Tighe family and this precious little boy into the arms of God through the intercession of Blessed James Alberione:

Lord, glorify Blessed James Alberione
in Your Church.
Let him be for all of us light.
Guide and support the work of
our sanctification and in our apostolate.
Open the way for evangelization
so that the presence of Jesus Master,
the Way, the Truth and the Life
may shine on the world through Mary,
Mother and Queen of the Apostles.
Grant me the grace I am praying for….(Mention your petition)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

Jesus Master, the Way, the Truth and the Life, have mercy on us.
Mary, Queen of the Apostles, pray for us.
Saint Paul the Apostle, pray for us.
From all sin, deliver us O Lord.

With gratitude for Tommy and Karen’s remarkable testimony of faith even in the midst of great personal struggle, we pray for their family. Tommy and Karen, thank you for sharing your hearts, for shining the Light, and for allowing us to walk this path alongside you! It is a true grace to have you as members of our family.

Lisa M. Hendey

photo credit: Candles in Notre-Dame Cathedral via photopin (license)


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of 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 for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


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