Sunday, February 27, 2011

Requiem æternam dona ei

Go forth, Christian soul, from this world in the name of God the almighty Father, who created you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who suffered for you, in the name of the Holy Spirit, who was poured out upon you, May you live in peace this day, may your home be with God in Zion, with Mary, the virgin Mother of God, with Joseph and all the angels and saints.

May Angels lead you into paradise;
may the Martyrs receive you at your coming
and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem.
May a choir of Angels receive you,
and with Lazarus, who once was poor,
may you have eternal rest.

May eternal light shine on your daughter Marilyn, O Lord, with all Your saints forever, for You are rich in mercy. Give her eternal rest, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine on her forever, for You are rich in mercy.



St. Augustine, pray for her as you prayed upon the loss of your mother, St. Monica


Prairie Lover said...

My sympathy and prayers to you and your family in your loss.

Bender said...

Thank you, stranger.

As is clear from the prior posts, this was not unexpected, and her kids were prepared, but it is sad nonetheless. I'll be off to the funeral on Wednesday.

Her daughter wrote an excellent reflection about this. If I get her permission, I'll post it.