Sunday, November 6, 2016

Remembering our Loved Ones

During the month of November we take time to remember our loved ones both living and deceased.  We celebrate the Feasts of All Saints Day and All Souls Day at the very beginning of the month.  Each one of us is called to be a saint – called to do all we can for the Lord.  We remember all the great saints and the call to each one of us to be the best we can be and to try our best.  If everyone were to do this in their daily living I believe our world will be a happier place.  Take time this month to remember all those both living and deceased who have been saints in your own life.  When we remember we celebrate their lives and the important place they have in our hearts.

Last night I participated in the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma.  It was (as it always is) a very touching experience as we participated in the remembrance ceremony.  During this ceremony all those who have lost a loved one are invited in groups to place a yellow rose in a vase while saying the name of their loved one.  As the groups were called there was total silence and many were moved to tears.  We celebrated the lives of both survivors and those who lost their battle.  May those who continue to battle these diseases be given the strength and courage they need to journey on and may their families and friends be given all they need to support them.

Pat Schifini, OSU

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