Dear Healing Prayer Circle,
Please pray for the soul of Jagadeesh Bob Franklin who died on Monday, March 16 of the Coronavirus, Covid19. Please also pray for his widow, Shanta Patrizia Franklin.
They are longtime members of Ananda and were visiting her family in northern Italy. They arrived before the virus was a big concern, but it turned out to be a virus “hot spot” and one of the areas that was slower to lockdown.
Shanta is still in northern Italy now. She had been ill before Jagadeesh. She was quarantined in a different place already, so when Jagadeesh went to the hospital, Shanta was unable to be with him or say goodbye. He passed away within a few days after entering the hospital. He had improved from a recurrence of leukemia and had been cleared for the Italy trip, but his immune system was fragile. Please pray for her to be comforted and blessed at this time, in body, mind and soul.
Shanta’s health is improving gradually and she is able to eat a bit now. When she is out of quarantine, she will need to be tested before she goes to the Italian Consulate to inquire about travel elsewhere. Their most recent home was in the Ananda Portland Community.
A close friend writes: “Through this deeply painful time alone she is a devotee, thinking of others and resolving to stay in higher consciousness. She is determined to get physically stronger and face a new life without her beloved Jagadeesh. She will have Jagadeesh’s body cremated very soon (the hospital requires this). We are trying to help support her on a practical/financial level from here. She is not sure of her plans yet after she is better and out of quarantine.”
Right now in Italy people can’t gather for funerals, thus I am asking for these special prayers now for the soul of Jagadeesh, and for Shanta. The many Ananda communities are sending prayers, as well.
There is a line in the Ananda Wedding vows, “We will always be friends, even if parted by death or other separation.” Their love and joy shines through in their wedding day photos and was a deep and lasting quality of their union. May Shanta be blessed now with the ongoing love of the soul of her beloved husband, and also the love of her Divine Beloved. May Divine Mother and God, Christ, Guru carry her through these coming days, months, and years.
Pray for Shanta now, and if you feel so inspired, please keep her on your prayer list over the coming year. This will help her through this time of many changes.
Please see Shanta filled with the healing vibrations and joy of this song sung by the residents of Ananda Assisi in response to the viral crisis, right before the lockdown throughout Italy.
Thank you all for your prayers.
Join us in praying for the world with this brief visualization, filmed at an impromptu healing gathering right before Ananda Village went into voluntary isolation
Healing Affirmation by Paramhansa Yogananda:
My body cells are made of light, My fleshly cells are made of Thee. They are perfect, for Thou art perfect; They are healthy, for Thou art Health; They are Spirit, for Thou art Spirit; They are immortal, for Thou art Life.
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