Saturday, May 08, 2004

Remembering the holy ones

An article in the Journal Sentinel, my local daily paper, is a great illustration of the very first steps in the canonization procedure: a holy person dies, and the ones left behind are determined that he or she not be forgotten.......

Mary McCormick lived for years in a house directly across the street from Holy Rosary Church, and was the "mom" for everyone for blocks around. Then, when most people would start to relax and enjoy a leisurely retirement, she heard and answered a call to serve the desperately poor in a foreign land, went to Columbia, and served for thirty years there in her old age.

Eternal rest and perpetual light to her, O Lord.

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