Monday, March 31, 2008

James Francis Russo 7/28/1965 - 11/15/2007

I received an email last night with the following message:

...he suffered greatly for the last two years of his life. He also suffered because he left an eight year old daughter that he loved more than life. He did not want to leave her without his guidance and protection. Please pray that he finds peace and is able to intercede through Our Lord and our Blessed Mother for her on her long journey of life without him. Please pray that his extreme suffering while living mitigates some of his debt for sins and that his time in purgatory is not long. Please pray that I find the peace to accept this loss and that I can feel the assurance that he is resting happily in Heaven with Jesus, Mary and all the saints forever. Thank you.

Requiescat in pace.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Gerald and Becky Pearson

Gerald and Becky Pearson are the parents of a personal friend of mine. Gerald was born July 16, 1945 and died February 11, 2004. Becky was born March 7, 1956 and died January 25, 2008.

Please pray for the repose of their souls, as well as the comforting of their daughter!

De Profundis (Ps. 129)

1 canticum graduum de profundis clamavi ad te Domine
2 Domine exaudi vocem meam fiant aures tuae intendentes in vocem deprecationis meae
3 si iniquitates observabis Domine Domine quis sustinebit
4 quia apud te propitiatio est propter legem tuam sustinui te Domine sustinuit anima mea in verbum eius
5 speravit anima mea in Domino
6 a custodia matutina usque ad noctem speret Israhel in Domino
7 quia apud Dominum misericordia et copiosa apud eum redemptio
8 et ipse redimet Israhel ex omnibus iniquitatibus eius

1 Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord:
2 Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
3 If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it.
4 For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on his word:
5 My soul hath hoped in the Lord.
6 From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.
7 Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.