Monday, June 11, 2012

Requiescat in Pace



No Monday Musings today...my dad passed away on Saturday in Charlotte, NC.  I feel so blessed that I got the news while at Casa Maria, surrounded by beautiful Sister Servants of the Eternal Word.  They offered many prayers for the repose of his soul and a great deal of comfort.  Fr. Ben Cameron, CPM, was the "retreat master", so to speak, and he prayed a Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Una, me, and a few dear friends who joined us in our room.  And yesterday, Father offered the Corpus Christi Mass for my dad.  I feel very much at peace.  I feel quite certain that God wanted my father to leave this world while I was down there and able to obtain so many prayers on his behalf.

Dad was a tender-hearted, gentle man, quick to get choked up with emotion when speaking of how much he loved his grandchildren.  He was artistic, and from him I got my love of crafting and making things (and my left-handedness).  I remember him making Halloween costumes, rag dolls, suede vests, paper mache puppets and other things for us.  We'll miss him.





Please say an Ave, if you would, for the repose of the soul of Jack Tasner.  May God reward you.

17 comments:

  1. My prayers are with you and your family at this time...prayed an Ave and Memorare for the repose of your Father's soul. May Our Lady wrap you in her Mantle and give you peace. Hugs for Minnesota!

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  2. I think I would have loved your father. He looks such a tender and in peace person. You can see that he was a good person just by looking at the photos. My heart is with you...

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  3. Oh, Nadja, I am so sorry. I will pray for the repose of your beloved father's soul. Love, Annita +JMJ+

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  4. So sorry for the loss of your father. My God bless his soul and yours

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  5. Your dad is in my prayers, you and your family are in prayers..........Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord!

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  6. I'm so sorry. My heart and prayers are with you.

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  7. Praying for you and your family. Praying for him.

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  8. Thank you, everyone, for the prayers. I know by the peace I feel that they are bearing fruit.

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  9. Praying for the repose of your beloved father and for your family.

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  10. Nadja, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Praying for the repose of his soul and peace and comfort for yours.

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  11. I'm sorry to hear about your dad and will be praying my rosary for him tonight. My sympathies as I lost my dad right before Christmas in 2009. Thankfully, two weeks before he had asked to be baptized and to 'get things right with God.' He made his first confession and lived two weeks as a Catholic. Looks like you have some great memories of your dad for your children to remember. I'll be praying for you.

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  12. What an amazing and wonderful story, Donna...I know that I will be thinking of my Dad this Sunday. Thank you for the prayers!

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  13. I'm so very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May many fond memories offer you comfort at this time. Jacinta xx

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  14. O I will, dear Nadja. Prayers for your comfort too during this difficult time.

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  15. God bless his sweet soul...and God comfort you in your loss. I'm so very sorry, Nadja...but I'm so thankful you were surrounded by the beautiful prayers of the priest and sisters...God is good. Bless you, my friend...

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