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Thursday, August 25, 2011

At the hour of departure

This morning in Orkney
the votive Mass for the Sick Near to Death
was offered for
Mr. Duncan Simon
Christchurch, New Zealand.

Mr. Duncan Simon serving the first Holy Mass
offered in the Christchurch oratory, July 2007.

Omnipotens et misericors Deus...
Almighty and merciful God,
Who hast conferred upon mankind
both the remedies of salvation
and the gifts of life everlasting:
look mercifully upon Thy servant
who is afflicted with sickness of the body,
and refresh the soul which Thou hast created,
so that at the hour of departure,
it may be found worthy to be taken home to Thee,
its Maker,
free from all stain of sin,
by the hands of holy Angels.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ ...

Quaesumus clementiam tuam...
We beseech Thy clemency, O almighty God,
that by the virtue of this Sacrament
Thou wouldst vouchsafe
to strengthen Thy servant with Thy grace:
so that at the hour of his death
the enemy may not prevail against him,
but he may deserve to pass to life
accompanied by Thine Angels.

As Mass for the Sick Near Death,
the Litany of St Joseph
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament closed
8.30 a.m. here in Scotland,
Mr. Simon entered his eternity;
it was
7.30 p.m. in Christchurch.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace.

Eternal rest grant to him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.


Bruce said...

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine.

Holly Hall said...

Mary, Our Mother, watch over him in eternity. May he rest in peace.

Anne B said...

It is indicative of the closeness of the Baptised, the Faithful, and it appears that God received your prayers and on their completion immediately answered them. How good is God. How we love Him.

Liz said...

That's beautiful. I said a little prayer for his soul.

Elizabeth said...

Very beautiful. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual Light shine upon him.

Ben said...

Dearest Father,

I'm a 21-year-old NZ student who's wondering if it's possible to stay and work at your Christchurch monastery for some while.

I am a Catholic-in-training and would love to be baptised and advance in the spiritual life with the help of your priests.

If such a thing is possible, please respond.

God bless and love you!

Ben Gordon.

Transalpine Redemptorists said...

Dear Ben
Happy New Year!

I would be pleased to correspond with you. If you could send an email to me at this address:

Fr. Michael Mary, F.SS.R.

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