Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Please pray for Veronica. She was a sponsor in my dh's RCIA program. She was 31. She had 3 small children under the age of 4. She passed away this morning from an aggressive form of leukemia.

Eternal rest grant to her.
May perputal light shine on her.
May she rest in peace.


Seminarian Matthew said...

As I pray the Divine Office according to the Breviary of 1962, there are numerous beautiful prayers in the Office of the Dead. Some prayers specifically remember parents, priests, popes, and deceased benefactors. There is a special prayer said on the 3rd, 7th, and 30th day after burial. And there is a special prayer said on the anniversary of a person's death:

O God, Lord of all for all forgiveness, grant to the soul(s) of your servant N. (handmaid N. or servants and handmaids), the anniversary of whose burial we commemorate, an abode of refreshment, the blessedness of rest and the glory of your light. Per Dominum Nostrum…per omnia secula seculorum.

On the day of burial, this prayer is said:

Absolve, we beseech you, O Lord, the soul of your servant N., that being dead to this world, he (or she) may live to you; and whatever sins he (or she) has committed through human frailty, wipe away by the pardon of your merciful goodness. Through our Lord.

ukok said...

Eternal rest grant unto Veronica, O Lord.