19 November 2010

Remembering

The first of November is the Feast of All Saints in the Catholic tradition, and the month of November is set aside for the purpose of remembering the dead. In the hall of our parish just before you enter the worship area, a banner hangs with the names of those in our parish who have died in the past year.

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Ewan's is the last name listed.

Ewan never saw the inside of that church. But as a baptized person who never committed any sin, we know he sees and enjoys something we can only imagine: the glory of God, the beatific vision itself. And as saint, now he can pray for us. It boggles my mind.

As his mother, I couldn't wish anything better for him. As for me, I must slog on, aiming always for the eternity my son now enjoys.

Sweet Ewan, pray for us.

11 comments:

christianne said...

This is such an arresting thought to me, too ... this little one whose fragile life so many prayed for is now perfected in a way we can't even imagine and can pray for us on earth. I have no doubt he prays for you, dear one.

terri said...

I think of that banner every once in a while, and about what it must mean to see it every week when you enter the doors of the church. I'm glad that it's connected for you with Ewan's safety and sainthood. It's good to have a community of people to remember with you.

Annie-Staten said...

You write so beautifully and with feeling. I am moved each time I read your posts. Thank you for continually helping me, and others be reminded of such beautiful places like Heaven, and the purposes of this earthly experience. I think you are amazing and are such a good example of faith.

Erin said...

Tears again as I read what seem to be the very pages of your heart. Your faith is so beautiful in its intelligence and mysticism, its rawness and reality. Thank you for sharing your sacred journey with all of us. As always, I continue to pray for you with heartfelt prayers and faith.

Buttercup said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you!

Anonymous said...

May peace be with you Mama Ewan. Sending you the hope that you feel the power and inspiration of little Ewan's prayers over you. Love Christa

CHD Fighter said...

I'm always amazed by your writing and your strength ... I know Ewan is praying for you and is in Heaven experiencing a peace we can only seem to imagine ... I am praying for you and your family ... and God Bless your Church Family for always "Remembering" your beautiful son!!

Kristy said...

What beautiful reality. I am left with tears at the wonder of it all...

Charley said...

Your devotion and love are a gift inspired and shared with Ewan and now all of us. Thank you.

deb said...

You humble me . And I know I've said that before.

You so get it . And you gift it.
And it feels overwhelming and gentle at the same time.

love to you.

Pensive Catholic Mama said...

I have chills. That is so beautiful.