(For the Easter Triduum)
If I may bleg once again on this Triduum for your generosity in prayer for the following people:
Jeremy Hand and his family.
Graham Armstrong and his family.
The repose of the soul of Thomas Blosser
The repose of the soul of Kathy Edlund
The repose of the soul of Richard Dunn McElhinney
The repose of the soul of Melvin Denny
The repose of the soul of Edward Flynn
The repose of the soul of Chris DiSomma
The repose of the soul of Larry Gonczy
The repose of the soul of Kathy Hanks
And a whole scroll of departed (and not-yet-departed) family, friends, mentors, etc. which can be noted in an incomplete list form HERE. I can think of some not included there which could be covered if the readers simply pray for those in my intentions also: a treasure which would exceed silver and gold I assure you.
May the Lord grant to them all to find mercy from the Lord on that day (cf. ii Timothy i,16-18).
"I believe in Purgatory. . . . Our souls demand Purgatory, don't they? Would it not beak the heart if God said to us, 'It is true, my son, that your breath smells and your rags drip with mud and slime, but we are charitable here and no one will upbraid you with these things, nor draw away from you. Enter into the joy'? Should we not reply, "With submission, sir, and if there is no objection, I'd rather be cleansed first.' "It may hurt, you know'--"Even so, sir.'" [C. S. Lewis (RIP)]