Monday, May 16, 2011


Thanks to everyone for your kind sentiments and offer of prayers.  Unfortunately, we had no sooner arrived on the ICU then we were whisked into a room and informed that Carol had just passed away.  The family is shocked to say the least.

Last night, I made the suggestion that the family call a priest.  I don't know what my sister-in-law's beliefs were at the time of her death, but we often talked about prayer and praying for people and she would sometimes email me with prayer requests.  I never got a response to my suggestion and judging from the discussions that took place in the aftermath of her passing, I doubt any one acted on it.  My in-laws were devout Catholics and only two of their children were practicing their faith at the time of their passing some 6 years ago.  So now I ask you in your charity to please pray for the repose of Carol's soul.  This is bothering my husband.  Although he's not as religious as I am, he knows the deal.  I will be going to the novena tonight at my church to pray for her as well.
Thank you and God bless you.


  1. So sorry!! She is in my well as both your family and hers!

  2. My deepest sympathies. May she be with our Lord now.

  3. Praying for the repose of Carol's soul and for you and your family.

  4. I'm so sorry! I would have commented earlier but I have had all sorts of problems with blogger and can't seem to sign in most times. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.

  5. Joyce, I'm so sorry. Count on the prayers.

  6. I say a Hail Mary immediately when
    I am asked to pray for others,instead
    of waiting until my morning or evening

    Can a priest baptize and confirm a
    person in their last moments?

    I hope so.

  7. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have been praying for Carol off and on since last night. Will now pray for the respose of her soul. So sorry for your family. God bless.

  8. I am very sorry for your sad news. Your sister-in-law obviously had faith in asking for prayers, in the past, thereby humbly acknowledging the existence of God and her need of him. God will honour this, scripture tells us so, also her baptism, it will bring her eternal life. (Mark 16:16)
    His mercy endures. Her parents will have been praying for her too, in heaven, please God.
    I will pray for your husband's concerns, for his peace of mind.

  9. Thank you all for your prayers and kind words, especially you Ros for your thoughtful insights. Above all, I trust in God's mercy.

  10. OH I just saw this! My prayers for you and your family--your husband and of course his sister. What a tough time! Sorry for my absence, I haven't forgotten you!

  11. Kelly, I didn't think you forgot me, I know your hands are full too right now and you and your family are in my daily prayers as well.


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