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Gram's anniversary of death

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11 years ago today my maternal grandmother, Marian Barrett Leslie Grindell died at the age of 92. Then, as I do now, I thought that she'd be present to me forever. Biologically she died, but spiritually she remains close, true to what the Preface for the Mass of Christian Burial says, "life has changed, not ended." I prayed for her today, as did my my Mom, recognizing the distance in time and activities that have transpired since that day the Lord called.

May the Good Shepherd and the saints keep her, and may her memory be eternal.

  Jeanne Simeone Brook Cyr 2005.JPG

(My aunt with her daughter, my cousin, Brooke, Easter 2005)

Today is the third anniversary of my Aunt Jeanne's death. Sadness is still with me and the family at her untimely death. The Mass will be offered for her tomorrow. May her soul rest in peace.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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