A Fine Month to Think About Death

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This is a print of the dust that flew off of a bird, probably a dove, that flew into a window. The print was old so the bird was nowhere to be seen. The second photo is a crop of the first. The third was taken with an Olloclip macro lens on an iPhone. You can see the tiny structures of the feathers by the superfine dust outline. No feathers are photographed here, only dust.

In November when we celebrate All Saints and All Souls, it is good to think about the suddenness of death. Here are two good columns from Cardinal Wuerl on the subject of death:

http://cardinalsblog.adw.org/2013/11/preparing-for-the-grace-of-a-good-death/
http://cardinalsblog.adw.org/2013/11/god-of-mercy/

and another from Msgr. Charles Pope on the beauty of the Requiem Mass.
http://blog.adw.org/2013/11/thoughts-on-the-traditional-latin-requiem-mass-not-really-as-dark-or-dreadful-as-many-say/

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