Thursday, September 30, 2010

Memento Mori

A quick reminder: if you, a friend, or loved one are facing a poor prognosis or terminal illness, remember a slim volume that is written in faithfulness to the Church's teachings and has received high marks from a few folk like Mark Shea, Joseph Pearce, Fr. Dwight Longenecker, and Amy Welborn. Namely,
A Little Guide for Your Last Days.

It is comforting, at times humorous, always as truthful as the author can make it, facing, as he is, a struggle with cancer himself.

For a wonderful collection of written resources visit the Little Guide blog here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Archangels

I love this feast day. Today at Mass the eighth-grade 'Guardian Angels' of our kindergarteners are dedicated and all the school year long they sit together at Mass, do projects together, and, well, share times one with another.

It's the day of the big three: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Definitively ones to have on one's side in a pinch.