I met her some months ago. What a stalwart devout pious Catholic!
An email exchange:
Please relate my condolences to Father —-.
Grieving is as deep as love. I can feel the pain all the way to the hermitage. Those who die like this are thieves, stealing our hearts to take with them, cheering us on to follow.
Prayers and blessing for you all.
And the reply:
Dear Fr George
Many thanks. Mrs —— died very peacefully after the Gospel as the family was offering Mass at her bedside. All her children were there. She had had a wonderful dream about heaven on Christmas Eve and after that was very eager to be on her way. She had stopped communicating a few days ago, but today when Fr —- asked if she wanted the family to have Mass, she very forcefully said YES. She had had several experiences while she was still awake and communicating. She experienced God and the heavenly homeland and told her children, It’s all true!! Heaven is real!!. So may her soul abide now in the depths of the Most Holy Trinity awaiting the great day of Resurrection. And may she intercede now powerfully for us…..
Gratefully fr —- -
Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescant in pace. Amen.