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when grief is raw

3 Nov

Delete after use in Docs Berevement Mass photo 2013

This morning at the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew, we lighted a candle for each person who was buried from our church this past year, with a calling of names and the sounding of a bell.

Two more candles were lighted …

+ for all those who were buried elsewhere who are remembered by someone at Mass this day whose grief is still raw.

+ for children born to God before they were born to us — children who died because of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage — whose mothers often grieve alone and in quiet because no one knows or few understand, and without the benefit of a funeral or burial.

It is a good and holy thing to remember those who grieve.