Corporal Work of Mercy - Bury the Dead - Patsy Healy


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Patsy Healy is a Funeral Director. Part of her job is accompanying grieving families after the death of a loved one. She speaks about the corporal work of mercy, burying the dead, which she lives out in a professional day, everyday, and gives advice on how we can live out this work of mercy in our everyday lives - without being a funeral director. One of her main focuses is providing accompaniment and a listening ear to the grieving families, and journeying with them to a place of peace. One of her favourite prayers is the Prayer of St Francis. Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Amen.

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