"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Monastic burial... cheap and easy.

A worthy vessel to contain the remains.

Try that in your parish or local cemetery.

[The cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they come. This includes the use of a worthy vessel to contain the ashes, the manner in which they are carried, and the care and attention to appropriate placement and transport, and the final disposition... cf Order of Christian Funerals # 417]

An addendum to my post here.


  1. Then the Trappists are closer to Joab Baez than to the #417 rule....here she is from an otherwise moral problem beset song....but this part is clean. Making the ocean, beach etc. mandatory solves earlier mentioned problems...like closet storage for cremation cases...we could call it rule #maritime....

    " Just one favor of you, my love if I should die today
    Take me down to where the hills meet the sea on a stormy day
    Ride a ridge on a snow white horse and throw my ashes away
    To the wind and the sand ...where my song began..."

    1. Joan Baez not Joab Baez...Joab was a nephew of King David.


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