A Friend


Oh Mary, conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to you…

This morning, I received news that a woman I have become very good friends with, had passed away. She was the Vice President of the Legion of Mary, Mystical Rose out of my parish. She was a member of our parish for over 50 years. She was a pillar of the community.

I loved the conversations I would have with her about our Lord. To converse with her about our Lord and the experiences we shared, I will treasure the rest of my life. It was truly a blessing to know her on such a personal level. There was no fear of loving her, nor giving her back to our Lord. He took her very quickly and I can’t thank Him enough. Her name was Yvette. She was a soldier.

When I pray the final part of the Legion of Mary prayers every night, I know now I have someone I know personally that is included when I pray:

May the souls of our departed legionaries and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

O Lord, grant those who have died the joy of Your Presence, and us who are living the happiness of knowing this. Amen

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