Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Joanne McGarry, Requiescat in pace

Go forth from this world, O Christian soul, in the name of God the Father almighty, who created you; in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who suffered and died for you; in the name of the Holy Spirit, who sanctified you; in the name of the glorious and holy Mother of God, the Virgin Mary; in the name of blessed Joseph, her illustrious spouse; in the name of the angels, archangels, thrones, domi­nations, principalities, powers, virtues, cherubim and seraphim; in the name of the patriarchs and prophets; in the name of the holy apostles and evangelists; in the name of the holy martyrs and confessors; in the name of the holy monks and hermits; in the name of the holy virgins and of all the saints of God. May peace come to you today, and may your home be in holy Sion. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Joanne McGarry was Executive Director of the Catholic Civil Rights League and a regular columnist in the Catholic Register. Joanne passed on to the Lord on Divine Mercy Sunday. She was an inspiration to this writer. 

I can imagine that Our Lord greeted her and said, "I know you, my mother has told me all about you, well done good and faithful servant; enter into the joy of thy Lord."

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