If you know the meaning of that phrase, you're Catholic--perhaps Orthodox.
I was delighted to learn today that someone close to this family had visited with a priest several times last week, and was able to make a Confession.
We had prayed for precisely that--a reconciliation with the Church--and were granted our request.
So the cancer will progress (now liver, bones, and brain) and the morphine drip will likely cause coma soon.
But a happy death was granted, gratias a Deo.
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Prayers have been answered.
Reconciliation is wonderful whenever it occurs!
May mercy and peace shine upon them.
...or as we used to put it years ago in Ireland: "The grace of Final Perseverance"
Deo Gratias indeed, Dad!
And a timely reminder during Lent - though for those of us 'getting up in years' something we should have before us constantly...
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