Friday, August 10, 2007

Pray for her soul

Pray for the soul of the daughter of one of my parishioners who threw herself off of Beachy Head, and was killed.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace


Anonymous said...

Oh how sad! i know lots who because of ill mental health have tried or succeeded in commiting suicide, May God be merciful to them all...& i pray for the parents at this tragic time of great sufering..

Unknown said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family. May His spirit of love be with you during this very difficult time.

Dr. Peter H. Wright said...


How very, very sad.

I am not a medical doctor (I'm a Ph.D.), but I do want to say this:

When people decide they can no longer cope with life, whether through a mental illness such as clinical depression, or through some secret worry (real or imagined), these people feel very alone and very desparate.

In most cases, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to recognise the signs.

Which is why those left behind should not be too ready to blame themselves.
As so many people do.

May God bring peace to the broken hearted.
As to the poor young woman, I have no hesitation in commending her soul to the understanding and ever-loving Lord :
Lux perpetua luceat ea.

Mulier Fortis said...

Tragic. Especially for the family left behind. Prayers will be offered.

Hebdomadary said...

Someone unknown to you, quite far away, is praying for your daughter's repose. Requiescat in pace.

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

My family prayed for her and her family at Mass yesterday.
I wasn't well enough for Mass but offered rosary for her and them.

As it happens I have just blogged on this very thing.

God bless

Fr Ray Blake said...

I think this is a post where I think people should be offering prayers.
I have been remiss in not reading thoroughly comments by regular comment makers, some of which I have now deleted.

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