Condolences From Editor & Bloggers…

Condolences From Editor & Bloggers…

I have permission from the Catholic Truth Treasurer, Ms McMoneypenny – real name Norah – to announce the sad news of the death of her father, Robert (Bobby)  aged 93, last Monday, 15th June.

Norah does blog here but wishes to withhold her username as she is the shy, retiring type (not like certain others we could mention!) and prefers to keep her online identity private.  I know you will all understand.

Norah asks that we all remember her father in our prayers.  He has been very ill for a number of years now, and passed away very peacefully last Monday, 15th June, surrounded by his family.   Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace.

Comments (14)

  • editor


    Be assured of my prayers for the repose of your father’s soul. I feel privileged to have known him for quite a few years, and to have enjoyed many conversations with him on the subject of the Faith and specifically on the crisis in the Church.

    He was a pious man (in the best and truest sense of the word – not showy or with any sense of spiritual superiority) – he once told me (innocently) that he managed to pray several rosaries on the bus on the way into Mass.

    He’s suffered a great deal in recent years, due to his poor health, but he accepted it, to all appearances, with Christian resignation.

    May he rest in peace.

    Thinking of YOU at this sad time – God bless.

    June 20, 2015 at 12:07 am
  • Athanasius


    I share editor’s sentiments and offer my sincere condolences on the death of your father. I also knew him quite well and can testify that he was indeed a faithful son of the Church. May his soul rest in peace. Be assured of my prayers for him and for you.

    June 20, 2015 at 12:29 am
  • Therese

    Dear Norah

    May I also offer my condolences on the death of your dear father. You will miss him greatly, but I’m sure you are comforted by the knowledge that he remained faithful to God and to Our Lady to the end.

    Sweet Jesus help his holy soul and may his may his anguish cease. May light eternal shine on him and may he rest in peace. Amen.

    June 20, 2015 at 12:20 pm
  • Christina

    Norah: I, too, will pray for the repose of your dear father’s soul, and to Our Lady for you, that she may support you in your great grief.
    Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

    June 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm
  • leprechaun


    Please accept the condolences of Mrs. Leprechaun and myself on the passing of your father.

    May he rest in peace, and if he arranged the Sabbatine privilege for himself, you can be assured that he is already in Heaven and praying for you and those he left behind.

    June 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm
  • Lionel (Paris)

    I shall pray at his intention although I do not know anything about him…
    Let him rest in peace!
    Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen LD

    June 20, 2015 at 10:42 pm
  • Lionel (Paris)

    …I shall also pray at the intention of his family in this ordeal LD

    June 20, 2015 at 10:46 pm
  • Nicky

    My prayers for Norah’s father and condolences for her family and herself. It’s very hard to lose a parent – my sincerest sympathy goes to Norah.

    After reading Leprechaun’s post, I looked up “Sabbatine privilege” and decided to post about it here, in case anybody else isn’t sure of its meaning.

    This is from the Catholic Encyclopaedia, near the end of a long history of it, but the main bit is after explaining that it is for those who wear the Carmelite habit (for us laity that means the Brown Scapular), if they do a bit more, they get the Sabbatine privilege:

    The Sabbatine privilege thus consists essentially in the early liberation from purgatory, through the special intercession and petition of Mary, which she graciously exercises in favour of her devoted servants preferentially — as we may assume — on the day consecrated to her, Saturday. Furthermore, the conditions for the gaining of the privilege are of such a kind as justify a special trust in the assistance of Mary. It is especially required of all who wish to share in the privilege that they faithfully preserve their chastity, and recite devoutly each day the Little Hours of the Blessed Virgin. However, all those who are bound to read their Breviary, fulfil the obligation of reciting the Little Hours by reading their Office. Persons who cannot read must (instead of reciting the Little Hours) observe all the fasts prescribed by the Church as they are kept in their home diocese or place of residence, and must in addition abstain from flesh meat on all Wednesdays and Saturdays of the year, except when Christmas falls on one of these days. The obligation to read the Little Hours and to abstain from flesh meat on Wednesday and Saturday may on important grounds be changed for other pious works; the faculty to sanction this change was granted to all confessors by Leo XIII in the Decree of the Congregation of Indulgences of 11 (14) June, 1901.

    June 20, 2015 at 11:31 pm
  • Jobstears


    I will pray for the repose of the soul of your dear father and you and the family.

    May Our Lord grant him eternal rest and peace. May Our Lady may be your consolation at this time.

    June 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm
  • Jobstears

    Sorry that should read ” and for you and the family”.

    June 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm
  • Petrus


    So sorry to hear this news. I have prayed for your father’s soul. God bless.

    June 21, 2015 at 2:57 pm
  • editor

    I saw Norah this morning after Mass, and she asked me to say the following on her behalf.

    First of all, for quite some time now she’s been having computer problems, and login problems (often at the same time!) so has been missing from the blog for a while. Her computer has been very unreliable for a while, but she hopes to have a new laptop very soon and will catch up then. She did, however, manage to have a look at this thread when I told her about it, and she asks me to pass on the following message.

    Norah has read the comments here, and is very touched indeed at all the kindness shown, and very appreciative of all the sympathy and promise of prayers for the repose of her father’s soul. She thanks everyone most sincerely and asks for your continued prayers for herself and for her family in their sad loss.

    June 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm
  • Vianney

    Norah, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. He was a true gentleman and I don’t think I ever heard him say a bad word about anyone. He was a great supporter of the Traditional Mass and was devoted to the rosary which he said faithfully every day. May he rest in peace.

    June 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm
  • gabriel syme

    I am very sorry to hear of Roberts death; may he rest in peace. I will say a prayer for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of Norah and all her family.

    June 22, 2015 at 10:21 pm

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