And At the Hour of Our Death!

Revelation 1:8

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty.

The hour of our death can come upon us suddenly and without warning.  In the Rosary, God gives us the gracious gift of having said our prayers and made our peace with Him beforehand should we not have the opportunity when we need to.  God’s highest priority is, in His mercy, the salvation of our souls and our eternal happiness with Him.  He hears our prayers in the Eternal Now and knows what we would have said, had we the time.  For all who grieve, remember:  He has mercy in the hour of our death.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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