Memento Mori - Always remember you will die. I do not have any tattoos (and do not plan on ever getting one), BUT I’ve decided that if I were to get something permanently imprinted upon my body it would be this phrase. Dramatic? Perhaps a little. Morbid? Far from it. In fact, I find it [...]
Anointing of the Sick and the Virtue of Hope
The woman before us was frail, lying peacefully, unalert—a shadow of the fierce, intelligent, vivacious woman she had been. Her 95 years on this earth had been lived to the fullest. The years had not been without their trials and sufferings, but they had always been lived for God. With God as her lifesource, Joan [...]
Can Non-Catholics Go To Heaven?
The summer before 7th grade, my grandfather died. It was the first time I had encountered the death of a loved one. I remember being struck at my grandmother’s composure throughout this time–the weeks leading up to his death, the funeral, and the days after. Of course she was sad and grieving, she had been [...]