There’s a rather orangey glow to the inside of the hermitage, thought I. Looking ad orientem, I saw the above, but thought there must be more to the color change than some brilliant leaves. Looking West through the horizontal branches of the towering white pines marching down the other side of the ridge, this is what I saw:
The sky is ablaze with a water vaper sunset, with hurricane Sandy — closer than I thought — being responsible for this.
58 people were called to their judgment due to her, so far. We hope that they were prepared to go. Natural disasters, accidents, sudden incapacitation from medical conditions need not mean that death was not prepared for. But we desire to have have the consolation of the last sacraments if at all possible. Ask Saint Joseph for his intercession that you might be granted a good and holy death. To have a good and holy death is the greatest thing we can hope for in this life.