Thursday, June 14, 2007

Requiescat in pace

Thank you to everyone who prayed for my brother Joe while he was ill these last two weeks. He died Thursday, June 14 in hospice in Edmonton with family around him, praying for him. He received extreme unction a few days ago from his traditional priest, and made a most beautiful and heartfelt act of consecration to the Blessed Virgin, placing himself in her hands and asking for her intercession. He was very grateful for the family presence and support, and continually thanked us for being there and for praying for him. I believe he died in the grace of God.

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May Joe's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.


Rob said...

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

Feathered Friends said...

My the angels lead him into paradise.

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


Our family will miss Joe very much.
He is with Christ the King and Mary our Queen.

God bless Joe, and his son.

Feathered Friends said...

you can see a tribute to joe with a lovely photo oy my blog. just click on my name, feathered friends and you can view it on my blog.

God bless my family.

Feathered Friends said...

for those of you who want the direct link to my blog to view it, here it is:

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

I-do-not-believe-it. We'd just started praying for him!

Dear GL.

I am so sorry. I am so sorry.

You know the drill...*LOVE* you.

*huge sigh*


Anonymous said...

Prayers going up.
Hugs, Angela

Karin said...

I am sorry .... prayers for all going up!!!


318@NICE said...

Very sorry, praying for you.

WH said...

Yes--he died in God's grace. My prayers continue for all.

Theocoid said...

My sincere condolences for your loss. May God welcome Joe into the glory of His presence.

paramedicgirl said...

Thank you to everyone who left comments here, and to those who are offering prayers for the repose of Joe's soul. God bless you all.

Feathered Friends said...

my mom saw these comments just now, and she said to say thank you. so, on behalf of my mother, thank you.

God bless you.

Esther said...

I am sorry for your loss. Eternal rest grant unto Joe O Lord, and may Your perpetual light shine upon him.

AquinaSavio: said...

I pray that he entered Heaven immediately.

Adoro te Devote said...

I am so sorry for your loss, and I know there are no words anyone can say that are truly comforting. Grief will always be with you, but thanks be to God, He can provide consolation where the rest of us cannot.

God bless you and your family. You are all, especially your dear brother, in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Paramedicgirl..I'm sooo sorry to hear about your brother. Both of you will be in my prayers.

Maureen (Uxor)

Anonymous said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. Your brother is in my prayers.