02 February 2011

Prayers requested for Bishop Richard Shimpfky

TTLS bids your prayers for our brother, the Rt. Rev'd Richard Shimpfky, past bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real, who is seriously ill and transitioning into Eternal Life.

He is under hospice care ailing with pneumonia, ulcerative colitis and blood clots in the lung and elsewhere. He's looking to the end and wanted me to pray with him for a "Holy Death"
I am greatly saddened by this news. Bishop Shimpfky was a truly holy bishop and a great Shepherd for our troubled diocese. And, it is an honour to have him as a friend.