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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Of your charity...

...please pray for the repose of Stella, that God may have mercy upon her and draw her unto Himself. Some of you may remember that I posted about certain unpleasant revelations late last year. Today is her first anniversary since it all came to light and I'm not handling it very well. I plan to make a little pilgrimage later today to my hometown and visit a few places of significance (in the hope that the current residents don't think I'm stalking them). Please remember her and me in your prayers. Thank you.


O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: grant them rest.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: grant them rest.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: grant them rest everlasting.


O God, unto Whom all live, and by Whose power our bodies, when they die, are not destroyed, but are in due time transformed into a better estate: we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy loving-kindness and mercy, to wash away and pardon whatsoever stain of sin contrary to Thy holy will this Thy handmaid may have contracted, through the fraud of the devil and through her own frailty and iniquity; and that Thou wouldest direct that her soul be carried by the hands of Thy Patriarchs: of Abraham Thy friend, and of Isaac Thine elect, and of Jacob Thy belov├Ęd, where there is no more sorrow nor sadness nor sighing, where the souls of the faithful rejoice with a happy gladness: and that in the last day of the great judgment Thou wouldest cause her to receive among Thy Saints and elect ones a portion in Thine everlasting glory, where eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive, the things which Thou hast prepared for them that love Thee. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.