June 20, 2008

Archbishop Buechlein’s cancer is in remission

Most Rev. Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings as we begin summer. I pray that you all will enjoy God’s blessings and escape your everyday business by making time for God and relaxing some during the next few months.

It’s hard to believe that nearly half the year has passed since I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer affecting the lymph nodes. My chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments have now been completed.

Both the oncologist and the radiologist are confident that I am in full remission. Now it remains for me to regain my strength and energy during the summer and to allow time to overcome other side effects of the treatments. I trust that I will be able to resume my regular routine in August.

I am humbled and profoundly grateful to all of you for the countless prayers and expressions of support you extended to me during the last five months. Beginning on July 1, I will offer a novena of Masses in thanksgiving for all of you and, of course, in gratitude for God’s abundant blessings during these months.

Let’s continue to pray for one another and to remember everyone in our archdiocese who has been affected by the storms and flooding in the past month.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Rev. Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.
Archbishop of Indianapolis
June 13, 2008


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