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I pray for your soul, at peace, at last, with God.
Please pray for me.
I miss your voice on the other end of the line.
I miss your advice. I will surely stumble without it.
I miss the you-ness of you. I wish I could hug you again.
I turn to you for comfort, for the sure knowing
that my pet is with you forever and that
some far-off day, we will be reunited.
I ask the Creator of Life
to hear my cries.
Soothe my soul, my aching arms
that long for a baby to hold.
I celebrate the life of the beloved I knew,
the hands I held, the life I shared.
In this moment of loss, let me draw into myself, O God,
the light of your radiant love.
May it be a fire of renewed energy within me.
that I may rise from the pain and sadness
that now weigh upon my heart.
Creator of the Universe, in your grace you promise us that those who die still live in Your presence. Their spirits have simply been transformed but have not ended. I pray in gratitude and hope for my family, relatives and friends that have gone before me, and for all the dead known to You alone.
“It will be good to die like Sister did, but for that we have to live as she did. She did not think even once that she had to be judged ... she ran toward Jesus with the greatest love but without a particle of fear.”
“On the Feast of All Saints, raise up your heart to God and ask [God] to obtain for you a place among the blessed in heaven. How happy we shall be there!”
“We again offered up to heaven the sacrifices of all that we loved, and we thought of those who were weeping for us.”
“She was all this time a good Sister of Providence, and her loss is keenly felt, by none however so deeply as by me.”
“You do well to pray for me. Ask for me especially the grace of a good death.”
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