Thursday 24 November 2011

Requiescat in Pace

I regret to report that one of our founder members, Dominic Mary - who blogged at Libera Me - died on 21st October.

Dominic Mary provided encouragement at the foundation of the Sodality in May last year. This inauguration was appropriately held at Blackfriars, Oxford - Dominic Mary was a Dominican tertiary.

Last time I saw Dominic Mary was at the LMS pilgrimage to Oxford just over a year ago. He had been ill - had a "funny turn" - and had a stay in hospital.

Would all members and friends of the Sodality please pray for Dominic Mary. I will say the office of the dead for him, according to the traditional Dominican breviary - it's what he would have expected!

It is one of the duties of being in a Sodality that members should pray for one another - especially for their departed brethren.

Further details of the last year of his life are on the blog Gem of the Ocean - if you knew him, you may wish to read this. Also remember his widow in your prayers.

Anima ejus, et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace.



  1. Thanks for this posting. Much appreciated.

  2. I added Dominic to our Remembrance Book that sits on the altar during our monthly Requiem Mass at St John the Baptist Church in New Orleans.

    St Patrick's has the most beautiful Latin Mass in the city, with a pianist who is a Maestro, vocalists who are opera singers, and up to 22 altar servers every Sunday morning.

    We will also offer up prayers from, a lay apostolate that prays for the dead who may be in Purgatory and need our prayers.

    It was very nice of you to ask us to include his bride, who misses him more than words can say, in our prayers.

    Pax Christi,
    Secretary, St Patrick's Purgatorial Society

    Motivational Speaker Representing The Poor Souls In Purgatory
    The Purgatory People