Wednesday, 4 December 2019

A letter to Parishioners from Archbishop Thabo on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu


Dear Parishioners

Many of you will have heard that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond has been admitted to hospital for the treatment of what Mama Leah described as a stubborn infection. He has been hospitalised a number of times over the past few years for such infections.

I went to see him this evening, where I found him lucid and engaging. He said he is as good as he can be for an 88-year-old, especially in view of his ill-health in childhood.

When I told him that I had told Leah I was coming to scold him out of hospital, he chuckled warmly, which is a good sign. He also said he apologised for  making me do so many hospital visits!

Before leaving, we said the Lord's Prayer together and I gave him a blessing.

Please pray for him, for Mama Leah, for Trevor, Thandi, Nontombi and Mpho and their familes, and for the doctors treating him.

God bless

++Thabo Cape Town

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26 comments:

  1. With much love, great respect and prayers from the Diocese of Wangaratta. +John

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  2. From across many waters, I ask the ancestors to keep their dear son, Desmond, in strong hands, there, in a body that knows the path of healing, and, above all, connected to that strong, unbreakable love that has emanated from his heart to all the world for time beyond time.

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  3. Thank you Bishop for the update of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond health he is in our prayers and the family.We prayer for speedy recovery and many blessing to all.

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  4. Prayers for healing, strength and peace.

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  5. For the entire Tutu family, friends, and those who they love and are loved by, I pray peace, health, love.

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  6. May God bless and heal Archbishop Tutu.

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  7. Archbishop Tutu is truly one of my heroes. Please get well. The world needs you.

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  8. May the Lord bless him and keep in better health. May the Lord keep is heart upon him and his family .

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  9. Prayers ascending for Arch Desmond. May God pour forth his comfort and healing on our Father in God!

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  10. We add our thanks for your thoughtful update which comforts us who love him so much. Blessings to you.

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  11. Sending love and healing prayers from Berkeley, California.

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  12. Thanks so much. He remains in our prayers

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  13. Thanks Archbishop. We pray and trust that God will heal our father, Archbishop Emirutes Desmond.

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  14. About twenty years ago in Atlanta, I was driving to class and hearing on the radio that Arch was in the hospital. I prayed and drove on to Emory. Once inside, I sat in a corridor to wait a few moments. Here comes Desmond Tutu himself, bouncing down the hall as usual. "But you're supposed to be in the hospital!" I said. He replied, "There were so many people praying for me that the Lord said I had to leave so he could get on with tending to the rest of the world!" Lord, Bless this servant of yours who has blessed so many of us!

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    1. That is such a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Prayers and healing love for Archbishop Tutu, Leah, and his family. Bless you for informing us.

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  16. Thank you ArchBishop Thabo, for the update on our beloved servant Leader. May he gain full recovery and be back home with his loved ones.

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  17. We pray for dear Archbishop tutu, a beacon of light in a world full of shadows.

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  18. THe Glow-of-Grace never leaves this man. So good to hear he is in good spirits. Thank you.

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  19. My church in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, is reading the Book of Joy right now, and we pray that joy, supported by all the prayers and love of people around the world, will buoy him through this.

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  20. Prayers from St George's Anglican Church, Paris, for +Desmond and all who love him!

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  21. Thank you your Grace for your ministry and pastoral care to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu. You are a true servant-leader. We will continue to uphold Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and family in our incessant prayers. We wish him a speedy recovery.

    Reverend Canon Dr T.M. Guma

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  22. Prayers from Mn(6:22 pm central time)!!
    We love you, Archbishop Desmond Tutu!!

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  23. Prayers for healing and recovery for Archbishop Tutu, and for strength and patience for you, Thabo and family. You are a blessing to the world. From Ontario, Canada

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  24. Archbishop Tutu is truly an amazing person and we continue to keep them all in our prayers. God bless.

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