Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Jesu Mercy + Mary Pray



Of your charity
pray for the repose of the soul of
Monsignor Graham Leonard, Priest
1921-2010

onetime Bishop of London
who has today met the
Risen Lord.
R.I.P.

4 comments:

Maurice said...

Whom, today, aided by our prayers, we hope will meet/has met the risen Lord. Surely we cannot be certain? The Catholic doctrine of purgatory is there for a reason!

Fr Ivan D Aquilina SSC said...

Dear Maurice,
I understand that Catholic teaching holds that as soon as we die Christ will preside over the particular judgement, so the saved (expectant or triumphant) and the damned equally meet the Risen Lord at the point of death for their individual judgement.

Maurice said...

Ok. Fair enough. My reading of your words was that he was already with the Lord in heaven which, of course, you don't actually say. I stand corrected. God bless.

Fr Ivan D Aquilina SSC said...

Dear Maurice,
Oremus invicem.