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Sudden, Unprovided Death and You

Pray for the victims of the killer at the Navy Yard.
Friends, this could be you.
Please! Develop the good practice of examining your conscience every day and going to confession regularly.
I implore you! Teach your children to examine their consciences and take them to confession, … Continue reading

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Memento mori!

Over at the amusing and often useful blog Art of Manliness there is a post about Memento Mori art.
“Memento mori!” means, “Be mindful of death!” or “Don’t forget that you are going to die so repent, confess your sins, and live a … Continue reading

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“Memento mori!”

Throughout history our insightful forebears have inserted into rituals which exalt some mere mortal  certain elements intended to deflate, remind that we are mortals.
For example, in ancient Rome during a general’s triumph a slave stood beside the triumphator in his … Continue reading

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Memento mori.

Via the Laudator:
Epictetus, Discourses 3.5.5-6 (tr. W.A. Oldfather):
Do you not know that disease and death needs must overtake us, no matter what we are doing? They overtake the farmer at his work in the fields, the … Continue reading

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