Yesterday, August 4th the Feast of St. John Vianney (Patron Saint of Priests) was Fr. Will Prospero’s birthday. As many of you know, Father Prospero served the Imagine Sisters Movement as its Chaplain from its early days until February of this year. In his role with Imagine Sisters, Father Prospero was able to assist young women discerning a religious vocation from afar via the internet. Along with assisting young women directly through the Movement, Father also served as a spiritual guide for the Imagine Sisters Team as the Movement took shape and continued to grow. Father Prospero was happy to be with us and to walk with many of you on your journey of discernment. All of us that have served on the Imagine Sisters Team have been blessed by Father’s guidance, wisdom and prayerful support. We are certain that many of you have been blessed in this same way.
It was in February of this year, that we announced that Father Prospero would be taking a leave of absence from the Movement due to a battle with a very serious and rare form of cancer. From that time we have certainly felt the absence of our beloved Chaplain, and have prayed unceasingly for his healing. It is with sorrow that we share today, that Father Prospero will not return to serve in his role as Chaplain, as his battle with cancer continues and has become much more serious.
We ask that each of you might join us in continuing to pray for a miraculous cure for Father Prospero (God-willing!) through the intercession of the Venerable Nelson Baker of Buffalo, NY. A book of letters and reflections is currently being compiled for Father Prospero. We ask that if you feel so called, or if you emailed with or know Father Prospero personally that you would use the form below to submit a letter or reflection. To be included in the book, all messages must be submitted by 3p.m. (the hour of mercy) tomorrow, August 6th.