Daily Archives: 7 September 2010

OCF 109-111: Gathering in the Presence of the Body

Assuming the family is not present at the time of death, this short rite provides for gathering them and praying as the domestic (and extended) Church.  It may take place either before or after the body has been prepared: 109. … Continue reading

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Forming a Child for Quiet

My wife and I were fortunate with the young miss. She arrived in our home as a well-behaved child of almost five. The biggest problem we had was that she fell asleep during the homily. Believe me, I’ve done that … Continue reading

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