Monday, November 09, 2009

Pray for Departed Priests

AS NOVEMBER IS the month of the Holy Souls, and since this year has been proclaimed the Year for Priests by Pope Benedict, here are some photos I've taken lately of priests' graves. Father John Zuhlsdorf, in a recent sermon, asks us in our charity to pray for departed priests. Requiescant in pace, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - grave of Cardinal Ritter

At Calvary Cemetery in Saint Louis. Here is the grave of Joseph Cardinal Ritter, Archbishop of Saint Louis 1948-1967, found among graves of diocesan priests.

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - grave of Reverend James J. O'Brien

Rev. James J. O'Brien — A PRIEST FOREVER

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - mausoleum

This particular plot is found outside one of the entrances to the mausoleum.

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - graves of Vincentians

Cemetery plot for Vincentians, members of the Congregation of the Mission, also at Calvary.

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - priests' graves

Priest graves at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, in Saint Louis.

May they rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon them.

2 comments:

  1. While the marker stone is still at Calvary, Cardinal Ritter's remains were transferred to the crypt of the Cathedral Basilica by Archbishop (now Cardinal) Rigali.

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