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04/16/2012 | EnglishCon

Posted on 04/16/2012 4:09:45 PM PDT by EnglishCon

My father in law, the beloved great grandfather of our 9 grand children, died a few hours ago. As a Catholic it pains me to ask for selfish prayers. But screw that, this is a guy I loved and respected more than you can imagine. He was a father to me in truth, not just a courtesy father borrowed from my wife.

Please help us send him home. He wasn't what you would call the most devout person on the planet, but he believed in God and right. He lived right.

I'll not see him in purgatory.

Thank you.


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1 posted on 04/16/2012 4:09:51 PM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: EnglishCon

One of the quickest way to release souls from purgatory is through having Masses said for them. I also do Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday, and I will pray for him then, also, which is a great way to pray for the poor souls.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 4:16:15 PM PDT by mommyq
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To: EnglishCon

A message sent up.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 4:18:40 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: EnglishCon

I’m sorry to hear this. Death of such a great man who meant so much to you will be hard. Sounds like a great role model for his grandchildren and their children. A big loss. Jesus already greeted him with a welcome Home hug. As is written, absent from the body, present with The Lord.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 4:20:26 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EnglishCon

I never knew my grandfathers. Count yourself blessed. I grieve with you, FRiend.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 4:21:51 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers sent


6 posted on 04/16/2012 4:23:06 PM PDT by lilyramone (The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayer for your great grandfather made, EC.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 4:23:19 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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Meant to add the Scripture

2 Cor 5:6-8

"Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight)"

"We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

8 posted on 04/16/2012 4:35:01 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EnglishCon; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

May his soul and the souls of the all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God,
 
rest in peace.
 
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Please respond to EnglishCon;
 
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9 posted on 04/16/2012 4:37:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: EnglishCon

My condolences to you and your family on the death of your Grandfather. I will pray for his soul and for the healing of those he left behind. Be assured that the love he received in this life will accompany him on his journey in the afterlife. When you are emotionally able to do so, talk to him as if he were alive and express that love you felt for him. They hear us. God bless.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 4:38:19 PM PDT by etabeta
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To: presently no screen name

He had the same job as me in the army when he was young. I am playing our unit song - wasn’t his, but he knows it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InRDF_0lfHk&feature=related


11 posted on 04/16/2012 4:38:39 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon
Ask and you shall receive...Sent
12 posted on 04/16/2012 4:39:17 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers for your grandfather and for you as you grieve.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 4:41:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: EnglishCon
God our Father,

Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

14 posted on 04/16/2012 4:42:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers for your grandfather and for you as you grieve.

http://www.beginningexperience.org/php5/index.html


15 posted on 04/16/2012 4:42:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers for your grandfather and for you as you grieve.

http://www.beginningexperience.org/php5/index.html


16 posted on 04/16/2012 4:42:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Old Sarge; EnglishCon

Me neither. What a blessing to have grandparents or even to have met them. Especially how EnglishCon described his grandfather through marriage.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 4:47:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EnglishCon

God bless him and God bless you, in your profound grief and sadness.

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.

I will pray for his sweet soul and for comfort for your family.

May God bless and keep you all.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 4:51:42 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: onyx

In 1943, he walked through nearly 600 miles of hostile territory. Got to his fathers unit who were hiding in the hills, grabbed a rifle and did the same job as I did 40 years later.

His soul is not clan - no more than mine is - but he did good.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 5:02:23 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon
He had the same job as me in the army when he was young

More connections, yet there are no coincidences. I'm playing it for him now.

21 posted on 04/16/2012 5:03:58 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers up for your dear father in law said. He will be fine I am certain. Prayers to for you and your family during this time of loss.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by amom
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To: EnglishCon

clan should be clean. Call that a Freudian slip.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 5:05:59 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon

The Handbook of Indulgences Norms and Grants.

#91 A >plenary indulgence which is applicable only to the souls in purgatory is granted the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory on All Souls Day.

This indulgence can be obtained either on the day mentioned above or, with the consent of the ordinary, on the preceding or following Sunday or on the solemnity of All Saints.

(...)

According to norm 16 of the apostolic constitution, this visit is to include the ‘recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and the Creed (Pater and Credo).

Norms for Indulgences

#3 No one gaining an indulgence may apply it to other living persons.
#4 Both partial and plenary indulgences can >always be applied to the dead as suffrages.

_______________________

Me: I heard a Bishop say the Church gives out all these indulgences because God wants to make it easy to get into Heaven.

+Indulgences depend on the Heart; God makes both available.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 5:08:19 PM PDT by gghd (A Pro-life Palinista & a member of the NRA)
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To: presently no screen name

Thank you, dear FRiend,

It is the anthem for those of us who do what is not normally acceptable. Poppa killed 175 people by the time he was 17.

He deserves our anthem.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 5:09:42 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon

Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and may perpetual Light shine upon him.

Prayers up for you and your family.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 5:15:41 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: EnglishCon
My condolences on the passing of a fine man.

I will pray a Chaplet of Devine Mercy for him tonight.

http://thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/chaplethistory.php

Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you (1541). Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death (687). When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful Savior (1541). Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this Chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy (687). I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy (687). Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will. (1731)

27 posted on 04/16/2012 5:18:08 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers up.


28 posted on 04/16/2012 5:21:27 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers for your Grandfather and please accept my condolences for you and your entire family.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 5:25:45 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: EnglishCon
"Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine:
Cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum: quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum: quia pius es."


My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your father-in-law.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 04/16/2012 5:27:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers who was loved by so many.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: EnglishCon

I`ll make him my prayer intention for tonight when the baby is up, and the Rosary tomorrow.I am very sorry about your loss.


32 posted on 04/16/2012 7:04:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Day 4 of the 17-Day Diet ... -5.4 lbs. from Day 0. (Please to excuse incoherent posts.)
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To: EnglishCon

So sorry to hear this EC. I pray for your FIL’s soul. Amen.


33 posted on 04/16/2012 7:28:48 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers sent to Mary Queen of Angels and Her Angels+


34 posted on 04/16/2012 8:49:51 PM PDT by Highway55
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To: EnglishCon

Praying that the Gates of Heaven open wide for him.


35 posted on 04/16/2012 9:28:14 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: EnglishCon

in my prayers....

but you know, being “devout” is not the same thing as being holy...or even the same thing as being close to God.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 10:15:52 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

We visit them every summer for a couple of weeks.

My wife, mother in law and whichever of the kids/grandkids were with us would go to Mass, Father in law and I would go for an icecream and watch the evening promenade (It is a tradition in small Italian towns).

Getting him inside the church usually took a crowbar, a wedding or a coffin!


37 posted on 04/16/2012 10:31:07 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayer BUMP


38 posted on 04/16/2012 10:43:21 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: EnglishCon

Condolences to you and your family on your loss. May he rest in peace.


39 posted on 04/16/2012 11:25:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: EnglishCon

Prayers lifted


40 posted on 04/17/2012 1:23:08 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: EnglishCon

yeah. A lot of men grow up thinking church is for women.

But often their lives serve God, and they know and acknowledge him on a non verbal level...


41 posted on 04/17/2012 2:04:01 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: EnglishCon

Condolences.


42 posted on 04/17/2012 5:14:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: EnglishCon

Thanks very much for telling me. I will say this again. God bless him and hold him dear. You and your family have my prayers and I prayed for his sweet soul.

God bless and keep you, dear friend.


43 posted on 04/17/2012 7:23:53 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: EnglishCon
Nos prières à Dieu augmentent pour arrière-grand-père et toute sa famille.
(Our Prayers to God increase for great-grandfather and all his family.)

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

44 posted on 04/17/2012 8:19:50 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: EnglishCon

No one would do it on their own, they are under the authority that tells them to do it. I remember it at the time.

I was thinking of you earlier knowing that awful gut feeling realizing they are gone. It’s still all so new. Sad time for you/your wife and family.


45 posted on 04/17/2012 10:16:17 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EnglishCon

You have my prayers.


46 posted on 04/17/2012 6:02:39 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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