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Death

Death? It’s about time!

Preparing to run out of time and into eternity.

How long does purgatory last?

The good news is that purgatory is only temporary, a preparation that leads directly to Heaven.

Pray this prayer to St. Joseph for a “happy death”

Death can be scary, but with St. Joseph at your side, it doesn't have to be.

What is a funeral pall and why is it used?

Palls have become an essential part of nearly every Christian funeral and contain rich symbolism.

What is a crypt in a Catholic Church?

Crypts have a long history dating back to the early centuries of Christianity.

This Psalm can be prayed for deceased relatives and friends

Psalm 130, known as the "De profundis," is historically connected to praying for the souls of the dead.

This description of Heaven reminds us who is waiting there

St. Cyprian describes Heaven as a great family reunion, where we hope to see many of our loved ones.

Widowed? Words of wisdom for how to go on living without your other half

When we lose our spouse our whole world can crumble.

What if today was your last day on earth? 

Ask yourself the following questions, because you never know when it will be too late.

The tragic death of a bride on the way to her wedding gives life to others

Undiagnosed pre-eclampsia took Jessica on her wedding day, but her unborn daughter survived.

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