Sad, But Beautiful

The Abp of Lafayette gives a proper burial to 93 people whose remains were never claimed.

Burying the dead is one of the works of mercy. It is a reminder that each of us is known to God and remembered by him forever.

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  • Matthew

    As a single person living in an age where family ties are becoming more tenuous I wonder if it would not be a good idea to “resurrect” the concept of burial societies. These societies arose in the medieval period to assure that their members would all be given the honor of a Christian burial.

    • Ted Seeber

      That’s a good reason to join Knights of Columbus. Your field agent (yes, actually the insurance company side of things) has this responsibility- even if you never purchased insurance from the Order. It’s one of the basic benefits available to even associate members.

      If you’re a third degree member, you can even request an honor guard from your local 4th Degree Assembly at your funeral- or at the funeral of a loved one. A 9 year old girl in my town died of cancer- her father was a member- she had an honor guard of 15 4th degree members show up in tux, cape, chappel and sword to accompany her casket.

      • KML

        My husband is a member and we have our life insurance through KOC. Every time I have an interaction with the men in our group, the insurance agent we work with through them or any other part of the organization, I have a thought along the general theme of “this is how we Catholics SHOULD take care of each other.” Knights are awesome.

  • Sandra Miesel

    Ah, but wait for screams and perhaps lawsuits protesting the Church’s involvement and the cooperation of local government.