A CERTAIN sadness over the dead, whom we love, is in a manner natural, for it is not our judgement but our nature which shuns death....Kind hearts, then, may be allowed to sorrow in moderation over their dear departed ones, and to shed peaceful tears by reason of their mortal condition.
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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