O most loving Father, who

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O most loving Father, who willest us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of thee, and to cast all our care on thee, who carest for us: Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which thou hast manifested unto us in thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O heavenly Father, thou understandst all thy children; through thy gift of faith we bring our perplexities to the light of thy wisdom, and receive the blessed encouragement of thy sympathy, and a clearer knowledge of thy will. Glory be to thee for all thy gracious gifts. Amen.

Father, you know how much we love our sweet Papa, and our hearts are broken at the thought of his passing from us. He has truly been your servant in this world. We want him to stay with us. But we know that he is serenely accepting your will. May we also be granted that serenity and peace of being able to say with our whole hearts "not our will, but thine." We ask this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


The networks have gone into full coverage mode. I don't think we'll have him much longer. Thanks for the beautiful prayer.

you are the only Holy Father i know, sweet Papa. my heart hurts and my spirit trembles at the thought of losing you. i love you, Papa and thank Our Merciful God that i've been blessed by so much more than i deserve in a spiritual leader.

When Mother Theresa died so soon after Princess Diana, my husband said perhaps she (Mother Theresa) went home to better pray for her friend. Perhaps the Holy Father went home to better pray for Terry. (and all of us.)

CS Lewis died the same day as JFK was assassinated, which buried it. Mother Teresa's death was buried by Princess Di's. I'm terrified of what Hell will drag up in order to bury the Pope's death. :-(

what a poignant observation, jane. but, if anything might "overshadow" terri's death, let it be the passing of our Holy Father who will no doubt lovingly greet her soon.

I don't believe Princess Di's death a week earlier "buried" Mother Theresa's. I think the world mourned for the holy woman as much as for a princess.



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