Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Remember, Dear Christian, the Four Last Things

The grave of Sir Charles Chichester is located a few steps north of that of Bishop Powers in the crypt of St. Michael's Cathedral.  

Chichester (prominent Catholic and personal friend of Bishop Powers) kept a diary:

March 31, 1847: Dear Amy's birthday, 6 years old, may she see many of them and happy ones.

That day Chichester falls gravely ill. A week later comes the final entry in his diary. It is written instead by his wife Mary and begins:

April 6, 1847: May the most Holy Will of God be done! I am left alone to continue this journal…

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