Candles for Jane

This blog "Candles for Jane" started as an email to my friends asking if anyone was going to Paris or knew anyone in Paris...could someone light a candle and say a prayer for a friend of mine named Jane in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame? Within 24 hours I received a phone call...a friend of a friend was leaving that afternoon and gladly agreed to go to the Cathedral. Then the emails began coming...people forwarded my original email to their friends who passed it on to others. One person suggested that I put the emails in a book and give it to Jane. Then God whispered to me, you know the kind of thing where an idea pops in your head and then you listen to your heart and you know that the thought was really heaven-sent. This blog is meant to lift Jane up in prayers to our Father in heaven that He might find it in His will to eradicate Jane's illness. You see Jane recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, adenocarcinoma.


Who is Jane...Jane is many things to different people but I think that everyone who knows her would all agree that once you meet her she's the kind of person who makes you want to be better, do better. She is a devoted mom to three boys who are well on their way to becoming wonderful young men, a wife adored by her husband, a graceful soul who is generous and caring towards everyone she comes into contact with.


If you are reading this please find it in your heart to lift her up...stop for a minute where ever you are to say a prayer for Jane and her family, maybe light a candle in your church, send a positive thought of encouragement to her on this blog, any good and hopeful thing. It doesn't matter what your religion is, just that you have faith that miracles can and do happen. For those of you who have already done so please leave a comment with your name and where you are in this small world of ours. Those that love and admire Jane thank you very much.

22 comments:

  1. We're praying for you and your family every day.

    Blessings,
    Nancy and Ben

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  2. praying for you...

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  3. Marie (Ben's mom)November 1, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    I arranged a mass intention for you at church last Sunday. I hope you are doing well.

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  4. We send our prayers to you and your family.

    Christina Amaya & Family, Houston TX

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  5. Jane I am praying for you...I am praying for your family and healing and a special peace and beauty to surround yall.

    Holly Mathis

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  6. Our friend (Axelle Borelli) in Paris lives next to the Notre Dame Cathedral & has lit a candle for you there. Sending prayers to you.

    Gina Keith, Houston, TX

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  7. Prayers and candle @ SVdP.

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  8. Prayers and a candle at St. Cecilia Church. We love you Jane.

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  9. Thinking and Praying for Jane, Quin, and the boys from Dallas.

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  10. Love to you and your family. You are a part of our daily prayers.

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  11. Praying everyday...
    Love,
    Tina, John and Paul

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  12. jane..... thinking of you every day. praying for you and quinn and the boys, and wishing with all my heart for your good health to return.
    love,
    nance and allan
    new orleans

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  13. We love you Jane, your incredible Grace through this is consoling and guiding all of us.......Prayers, Peace and Love for you and your Family.....

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  14. Jane, I know the Good Lord is watching over you and will pull you through this....My prayers are with you and your family...much love and lots of hugs! Julie Ann Sardisco, Dallas

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  15. Jane, you and the boys are in our prayers constantly.

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  16. God Bless you, Jane! You are an inspiration for all who know you and I will be praying for you and your family with many candles.
    Caroline Long

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  17. Dear Jane and Family, God Bless you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have lit a candle for you in our Church, Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles in Bradenton, Florida.
    Love, Taylor and Mary Nell Chadsey

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  18. Jane, was just in Shreveport for Thanksgiving. Saw your mom and Jeannie. Please know that our entire family is praying for you and God's perfect will and peace for you and your family. Hugs to all. Love, Katsey

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  19. I pray for God's total and perfect healing for you. God bless you and know that I am thinking about you.

    Love, Kara

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  20. Jane, I first heard about you from Nancy when she sent out an email asking for a connection in Paris to light a candle in your name. Please know that since then I have thought of and prayed for you so many times. From Nancy's description of you, I have been so touched by what an amazing person you are. Please know that there are countless people praying for you. May God bless and heal you. -Annette Willburn

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  21. I love you, Jane! Since I first met you in 1987, you have been one of the most inspirational and stong women I have even known. You are the model of a perfect mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. I will be praying for you, as will my entire family. Lots of love to you, Quinn and the boys. Love, Georgia

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  22. Jane, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I've only known you briefly, but upon meeting you it's obvious that you are a genuinely caring and generous person. From what I know of you, your life has been about faith and giving and those are such wonderful values, that we don't see often these days. May God bless you and keep you in your journey and daily walk during this time on earth and beyond. Peace to you, Nancy Cameron

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