THE blessed Apostle admonishes us not to be sorrowful concerning them "that are asleep" - that is, our dear dead, "as others, who have no hope," which hope is that of the resurrection and of eternal life.
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From Thoughts of St Augustine for Every Day
by Kathleen Mary Balfe (© 1926)
Nihil Obstat: Georgius D. Smith, S.T.D
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont