During his physical and interior struggles and absence from school Junior year, Dominik had many people who were praying for him.
He was anointed and blessed with the Sacrament of the Sick. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy was the regular prayer of his worried parents, often on their knees.
His grandparents, too, shared in his suffering by offering their own prayers and had Masses said for his healing and well-being. Extended family and close friends were also enlisted to pray for his recovery.
Although there were times when he seemed incapable of praying for himself, Dominik knew how many people were with him in prayer.
Finally in the weeks before the Fall 2014 semester, Dominik was much better. One morning, he woke up, cleaned out his room and rearranged his furniture in preparation for Senior year. He stacked up all the holy cards he had been given through the years and put them together in a pack with a rubber band around them in his bedstand drawer.
He was ready.
“And the Lord let me know that everything can be obtained by means of this prayer (1128)…. Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will” (1731). –Diary of St. Faustina