Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Requiscat in Pace!

Yesterday morning we attended the funeral of a kind older man from church, Mr. Ralph Denman. My boys both loved Mr. Denman, and have been serving Mass and Benediction with him on Friday's since they were 5 years old. He was an excellent role model to my boys, and will be missed dearly.

My husband was telling me that, on the day Ralph died, he seemed to know that he was going and dressed in his best suit. That brought tears to my eyes, and shows just a bit of his wonderful personality!

My two youngest brothers served the Funeral Mass and a friend of ours put together this great video. At the end of the video Father sings a beautiful song while incensing, which always makes my cry: In Paradisum.

In paradisum deducant te angeli,
in tuo adventu
suscipiant te martyres,
et perducant te
in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
aeternam habeas requiem.

May the angels lead you into paradise,
may the martyrs receive you
in your coming,
and may they guide you
into the holy city, Jerusalem.
May the chorus of angels receive you
and with Lazarus once poor
may you have eternal rest

Updated to Add:

Our friend Marc just sent me the clip of "In Paradisum" from the above video. Thanks Marc!


  1. The video is lovely. We will say a prayer for Ralph Denman. May he rest in peace!

  2. awwww i cried too :( it's such a oretty song i remorized it back in high school..we sang it at a couple funerals...kevin and david are so tall!


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