Thank you to all my friends and family who are embracing us with love and prayer during the wake of my mother. The large crowd who attended last night's wake was truly touching We will begin tonight's viewing by reciting the Luminous Mysteries of the holy rosary at 7:15.
Her funeral is tomorrow at 10AM in St Philip Neri Church 344 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768.
If you can't come, please pray for us as we walk through a valley of tears.
St. Alphonsus di Liguori"This world being a place of merit, it is rightly called a valley of tears; for we are all placed in it to suffer, that we may, by patience, gain our own souls unto life eternal. When our crosses weigh heavily upon us, let us have recourse to Mary, who is called by the Church the Comfortress of the afflicted; and by Saint John Damascene, the Remedy for all sorrows of the heart.
Ah, my most sweet Lady, thou who wast innocent didst suffer with so much patience; and shall I, who deserve hell, refuse to suffer? My Mother, I now ask thee this favour—not, indeed, to be delivered from crosses, but to bear them with patience."
Glories of Mary, (Tan Books: 1978), 497-8.
HT Mary Vitamin