- The amazing story of the 13 becoming Catholic!
- Our marriage stories - "The world needs LIGHTS!"
- John's cancer stories
- Now the stories of John's 4 sisters...Ruth, Nancy, Maria, and Susan/Little Sister Hallel!
- Susan Angela Agnes/Little Sister Hallel - the story of a Call
- The story of little Lamb - grandson Patrick
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Awaiting the stories of her life/love/light as we take one more step in saying goodbye
Sitting with her candy jar beside her surrounded by some of her family on a Sunday morning about a year ago... Ruth has her candy jar and is filling it to have at the her wake today. "Grandma with candy" was her fond name amongst our grandchildren. With a "please" and a "Thank you" they were taught a lesson in manners, moderation in their one or two pieces of candy, and her love for each one of them.
Many are missing at this recent wedding, but this is about 2/3rds of her family. Almost all of us will be together at the Church today for her wake. I am looking forward to hearing the out pouring of the stories from those that knew and loved her over her 97 years of life!
In the Gospel today Jesus tells us that he is truly The Christ! May we see the example of Faith lived out by Grandma Ann, and see from her fruits her life in Christ and service of his most especially in her domestic Church/family. She led many to The Truth through how she lived life, and when necessary used words.
Miraculously with all her kids, and she will be today, too! No, picture will capture it today, yet our hearts will know it to be true!
Jesus, through Baptism Anna received the light of Christ. Bring Anna into your presence rejoicing. We lift up all those mourning her loss. May they find comfort and peace in The Lord, Our Lady and The Saints. Jesus, we trust in you. Bless-bless, Barb
Dear all of you, priviledged descendants of a saint and mother,
> Yes a saintly mother Anny Verly has been taken "home" after 97
fruitful years. While tears come to our eyes, our hearts are filled
with gratitude and beautiful memories of a great person in every sense
of the word:she was a mother to all her descendants and a loyal friend
to many. She was a gentle woman for all she met on the way: open,
kind, in touch, reconciling,forgiving, understanding,and freeshe was; in
one word :a loving person in every way and towards everybody God put
on her path.Words fall short to express the beauty of her soul.She was
awoman of faith and hope sustained in prayer. We will miss her. But we
will stay in touch by trying to prolong in our lives the values and
virtues she has lived before us. I notice that I am writing in the
we-form.As if I too was one of her children.Maybe that is the way I
> I extend my sincere condolences to all of you.You have been blessed with
a great mother and grandmother.The greatest honor and best tribute to
her is to pick up the spiritual heretage she has left for us.
> This evening I had mass with a group of retreatants and we all
prayed for her and to her , and for all of you .These day I will be
closely connected with you.We will feel one anotherÂ´s vibrations...I
will follow all the events around the funeral and will pray with and
for you all.Anna Verly is alive and well with her God in the communion
of the saints !
From her cousin, Father Germain Louwagie