19 Comments
Nov 6, 2023Liked by Peter Kwasniewski

May I republish this with a link to your substack?

Expand full comment
Nov 2, 2023Liked by Peter Kwasniewski

This was a perfect meditation for today, thank you. I played your audio reading while eating dinner and it reminded me of our monastic table reading at dinner when I was in the cloister.

Expand full comment
Nov 2, 2023·edited Nov 2, 2023Liked by Peter Kwasniewski

Your friend's meditation on death--wow! I need to come back to that one. Not to beat up on the mainstream church, but....The local parish (where we don't go any more for a number of reasons) had nada in the bulletin about All-Souls' Day, praying for the departed, praying at cemeteries, etc. And there was exactly one daily Mass today (with two priests in residence). My wife and I own cemetery plots at a nearby Catholic cemetery where some of my family are buried, but we now hope to buy plots at the SSPX chapel because there we know we will be prayed for. It goes along with my recent Crisis article and how we are surrendering our Catholic real estate (physical and spiritual).

Expand full comment
founding

The importance and impact of a teaching or written reflection, like the value of suffering, is difficult to assess in advance. But good exhortations to remember and reflect on our coming death, generally speaking, are priceless. Thank you for this timely, provocative, and priceless article.

Expand full comment

We only have to pray to God two times throughout our entire life: Now and at the moment of our death.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

https://stevenberger.substack.com/p/a-most-profitable-discourse-on-sobriety?utm_medium=reader2

Expand full comment

"For a thousand years now—ever since St. Odilo of Cluny (c. 962–1049) introduced the custom of All Souls’ Day at the great monastery of Cluny, whence it quickly spread"

Wait... you mean it didn't come from a mandate issued by the Dicastery of This, That, or the Other Thing in Rome? Imagine that.

Expand full comment

Thank you, Dr. K! Another great article. God bless you.

Expand full comment