Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Curé of Ars - On Death

A day will come, perhaps it is not far off, when we must bid goodbye to life, goodbye to the world, goodbye to our relations, goodbye to our friends. When shall we return, my children? Never. We appear upon this earth, we disappear, and we return no more; our poor body, that we take such care of, goes away into dust, and our soul, all trembling, goes to appear before the good God. When we quit this world, where we shall appear no more, when our last breath of life escapes, and we say our last goodbye, we shall wish to have passed our life in solitude, in the depths of a desert, far from the world and its pleasures. We have these examples of repentance before our eyes every day, my children, and we remain always the same. We pass our life gaily, without ever troubling ourselves about eternity. By our indifference to the service of the good God, one would think we were never going to die...
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3 comments:

Nancy said...

Esther...I was planning on doing a Novena to St. Joseph for the needs of a dear friend...however, am I really supposed to start it today?...if I do, then the 9th will be the 18th. I was going to start it tomorrow so it will end on the 19th (His Feast Day). Please set me straight! Thanks so much!

Esther G. said...

Nancy, it is customary to end the Novena the day before the Feast Day or Solemnity. However, you can end it on the day itself.

Nancy said...

Thank you!!