Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My funeral

Ok, don't get too excited: nothing is planned, as yet. But Rich Leonardi's meditation did get me thinking about that final celebration. No hymns composed later than, say, 1960. Latin should make an appearance at least (Immaculate Mary doesn't seem like quite enough). Would there be a place for Tantum Ergo?

Anyway, while I'm pondering this, you can read Rich's list:

My funeral: While doing this gives me a strong sense of the macabre, what follows below are requests for the celebration of my funeral Mass, which hopefully is a long way off. It was inspired by the discussion of the reportedly excessive celebratory nature of the funeral Mass for Fr. Dan Schuh last weekend.

Read the whole thing.

(Via Ten Reasons.)

No comments: