Cardinal Burke Taken Off Ventilator & Released From ICU, New Health Update Announces

@cardinalraymondburke, Instagram

Praise God for His goodness!

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis., announced Cardinal Raymond Burke’s release from the intensive care unit. The hospital removed the ventilator and will transfer His Eminence to his hospital room.

Shrine executive director Rev. Paul N. Check signed the update.

The cardinal tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 10. His social media accounts later announced his serious condition on Aug. 14 after the hospital admitted him to the ICU and placed him on a ventilator.

Here’s the Aug. 21 update below:

@cardinalrlburke, Twitter

Here’s the text of the update:

“Praised be Jesus Christ!

“The Cardinal’s family is pleased to announce that His Eminence has come off the ventilator and will leave the ICU today to return to his hospital room. His sister spoke with him on the phone this morning, and His Eminence expressed his deep gratitude for the many prayers offered on his behalf. His family asks that we continue those prayers for his full and speedy recovery, and they are grateful to God for the exceptional medical care the Cardinal has received from the dedicated doctors and nurses who continue to assist him.

“The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Cardinal’s media will provide further updates as directed by his family.”

Here’s what some people said about the update:

@plteixeira24, Twitter

This user said, “Praised be Jesus Christ! We’ll keep the prayers. From Cuiabá, Brazil. We love you.”

@buphoff, Twitter

Remembering the Aug. 21 memorial of Pope St. Pius X, another user said, “Today was a glorious day to begin and now it’s that much better. A modern day St. Pius X and I’m sure that this great saint is looking out for our beloved Cardinal Burke. I prayer with even greater gratitude.”

@KarenRosser1, Twitter

This user added, “Thank you, God. Holy Mary, Mother of God, please continue to watch over our dear Cardinal Burke.”

@SuzTtu, Twitter

Another user also said, “God is good! Continued [prayers] for a full recovery for our Holy and blessed Cardinal Burke.”

Our Lady of the Rosary, please bring completely healing to Cardinal Burke!

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