Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Requiescat in Pace - My Dear Mother Rose

Last night I wanted to put a picture up that was fitting for this sorrowful moment, but was too tired. This morning, I found this in my email inbox from Mary B at Grotto. Thanks Mary - It's perfect, and so beautiful.
At 6:20 pm this evening, my mother peacefully went to the Lord with her family surrounding her. It was nice for her to have a few hours of peace without all of the tubes and machines which were removed just after 2:00pm. She was kept comfortable and quickly fell into a deep sleep.
My mother was blessed to not only be Annointed, but she received the Apostolic Pardon from Fr. John a few hours after her second heart attack had left her on the ventilator.

Thank you for all of your prayers, emails, and comments. We have received many graces, remaining strong throughout. My mother undoubtedly is benefitting from the prayers sent her way to help her on her journey. Please keep her in your prayers.

Because we have many relatives out of state who need to travel, and with Fathers's Day approaching, we did not want to have her laid out on Sunday. Friday was too soon, given travel issues. Hence, visitation will be at Bagnasco & Calcaterra funeral home on 15 Mile and Schoenherr in Sterling Heights on Monday night, and she will be buried out of Assumption Grotto in Detroit on Tuesday. Details have to be worked out. Watch the "Current Services Page" at the funeral home website, or check back here for more info. I'll post it when I have it.
Previous post for those catching up...Mother now in critical condition with poor prognosis...
UPDATE: Thank you for the many comments and emails. I will be in and out making arrangements all day so it may take me time to moderate comments.

De Profundis
Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. If Thou, O Lord, shalt observe iniquities; Lord, who shall endure it? For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law, I have waited for Thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord. From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord. Because with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him plentiful redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all her iniquities. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Let us pray. O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of Thy servants departed the remission of all their sins, that through our pious supplication they may obtain that pardon which they have always desired; who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!