As you may have noticed, I've been in a very eccentric blogging orbit for some time, and so I fall behind on important news and events in the lives of a lot of people I admire.
Jeff Hendrix (also widely known on the interwebs as "Athos"), author, blogger and Bearded Catholic, has been one of those consistently engaging writers and commenters I've had the pleasure to run across. I have not lately done much blog surfing, and so I was not aware of some serious health issues that Jeff was having... or I was not aware they had become as serious as they have. I'm sorry to hear that Jeff is in a very bad way.
Jeff's fellow blogger from The Four Masketeers, Michael Baruzzini, reports via Mark Shea that Jeff "is in the last days of his battle with cancer. I would like to ask you, and your many readers, to keep him and his family in prayer."
Please join me in prayer for Jeff Hendrix, his family and his friends. May they all be granted the peace of Christ.
UPDATE: I just read at Mark Shea's blog that Jeff passed away this morning.