This past week the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal posted on their website this message from Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR.
My dear friends in Christ,
It saddens me to announce that due to a recent decline in my health, I am no longer able to keep a public schedule at this time. Unfortunately, talks and retreats that are currently scheduled must now be canceled. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. I continue to be grateful for all the prayers and support and certainly extend my prayers and blessings to you all.
May Christ and His Holy Mother Bless you!
“Father Andrew has been a dear friend for nearly 30 years,” said Alan Napleton, President of the Catholic Marketing Network. “I first met Father Andrew at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe where I was organizing a conference and he was a guest speaker in 1990. We became good friends, with Father leading an annual pilgrimage I helped organize to the Shrine for 10 years. A few years later we formed the CMN and shortly after that Father agreed to serve as the Spiritual Director of the organization. Ironically this year Father celebrates 50 years of his priesthood which has also been marked by his health issues. Father is much loved by the CMN members and many others and we are all praying for his recovery.” You can add your prayer to a spiritual bouquet CMN has set up for Father at https://www.facebook.com/fatherapostoli/.