Living Eternally

Living Eternally

Funeral Guidance for Funeral Directors and Families

Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 1

Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 2: Caring For They Who Care For Us

Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 3: The Power of Ritualizing Death and Resurrection

Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 4: The Communion of Saints

Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 5: Living Trusts, Bequeaths, and Memorial Masses

Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 5: Living Trusts, Bequeaths, and Memorial Masses

“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”(Lk 6:38) Gifts of Love:  Many who have been faithful and sacrificial in their lifetimes continue their giving …

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Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 4: The Communion of Saints

The deep longing for all humanity to be in perfect love and unity with each other and with God is fulfilled by God, through Christ Jesus. This is the Communion of Saints.  I. The bond we all share, the living and the dead, is because of Christ who is God and who took on our …

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Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 3: The Power of Ritualizing Death and Resurrection

“In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity.” (OCF [Order of Christian Funerals] #1) The time following the death of a loved …

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Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 2: Caring For They Who Care For Us

“When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son!’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’” (John 19:26-27). From this moment on, John took Mary into his home and cared for her. Like St. John at the foot of the …

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Living Eternally Through Death and Dying – Part 1

As much as we don’t like to dwell on death, it is a real part of our lives. Our faith faces the reality of death and the anguish of grief and trusts confidently that the power of sin and death has been vanquished by Christ. The faith of the community in the resurrection of the …

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