Thursday, January 26, 2006

Faith

This photo was taken during the season's first snowstorm on Nov. 23, 2005, at historic Holy Cross and St. Joseph Cemeteries in Indianapolis.

It reminds me of how faith brings color and meaning to life even in the midst of grief and adversity.

See the cemetery story published on Dec. 2, 2005 at our online edition.

"Death is a part of life," as the saying goes, but turning to God after the loss of a loved one can help grief-stricken people move through the seasons of bereavement--from winter to spring and eventually to the warmth of summer--on the painful journey through denial then acceptance and finally to healing.

The archdiocesan Office of Family Ministries sponsors programs to help people who are grieving from the loss of loved ones through death, separation and divorce. You can call the Office of Family Ministries at 317-236-1596 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1596, to find out more about these great programs.

Photo by Mary Ann Wyand, The Criterion

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Death is so final and difficult for many of us to accept. What is comforting is, as Catholics, we know our departed relatives and friends will find their peace with God. They have gone on to a happier place and we know that we will see them again when our time comes.