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The faithful departed

Wednesday, 2 November, 2016

There is a Mexican saying that we die three times: the first at the moment of death, the second when we are lowered into the earth and the third when our loved ones forget us. Día de los Muertos, which corresponds with today’s All Souls’ Day, is dedicated to ensuring that those who loved us will not be forgotten.

This morning, at 7 am in the Theatinerkirche in Munich, a special memorial mass was celebrated for the souls of Kit Fitzgerald ( 6 September 2015) and Mick Fitzgerald ( 2 April 2011) of Ballylanders, County Limerick; and Mary Walsh ( 27 December 2004) and Tom Walsh ( 12 June 2012) of Mullingar, County Westmeath. May they rest in peace.

Mammy praying on the road to Knock

“People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.” — Marcel Proust


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  1. Mary-Catherine Grogan says:

    Lovely thoughts today. In the Convent Care Unit I manage we too remembered all our dead. We ended our day with the lovely hymn by Liam Lawton. There is a place. May we thank God for blessings, for the moments we shared. As we seek for tomorrow, close by us you’ll stay.
    May they rest in peace.
    Love from Mary-Catherine.