It has taken me a while to get here, but I now have to report the news to you that my husband, Paul died at 9.20 pm on Tuesday 10th May. I humbly ask now that you pray for the repose of his soul.Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace and rise again in glory.
It was a good death. It was a beautiful death. I wake up every morning and cry because I cannot believe I was able to participate in such an outpouring of grace. Perhaps one day I'll write in more detail, but not now.
Actually, I implore you too to pray for a happy death as he did every night. It is such an important thing to do.
If I could, on my own testimony, raise Bl John Henry and my dear Bl Elizabeth of the Trinity to be amongst the canonised saints, I'd do so now. They have worked miracles for us in the last few weeks.
I also give thanks to God for your wonderful prayers and support. This is the real power of blogging, and never let us forget that.
Well my dear St Rita, I'm a widow now like you, what ever next .....?
Saturday, 14 May 2011
I have copied this from Tigerish Waters because it was posted there in such a way that it was not possible to link to it as an individual post. Tigerish Waters is one of the more thoughtful blogs on the block. Her husband was taken ill suddenly during the Easter triduum.