Several years ago, I flippantly blogged that a book by Michael Dubruiel was "doing nothing" for me. I was embarrassed when the author left a comment. Blog Lesson #427: do not write anything that you wouldn't say to a person's face. I could have been more diplomatic.
Later that year, I redeemed myself by highly recommending his novena book, (Mention Your Request Here): The Church's Most Powerful Novenas. I do love this book, and it is the first place I turn in times of desperation. Michael kindly sent me the newer edition when it was released.
This morning I learned that Michael Dubruiel died suddenly yesterday. My condolences to Amy Welborn and her children. This is such sad news.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.