Divine Mercy in the Home for the Dying

dyingHello! Happy Feast of the Divine Mercy!!We had no better place to spend this beautiful day than at the Home for the Dying, where love and mercy are deeply experienced. Every night we share “the word of the day,” using it to explain our experience. Here is a brief summary of what the missionaries shared tonight:

  • It has been so great to have the other missionaries here who have been here before.
  • Thankful that we have medicine and care that we need.
  • I am tired but to push through to make people smile and use your gifts was powerful.
  • Smiles are a universal language and every room we went into that was our language.
  • It was wonderful to see family and friends visit the people in the home for the dying.
  • I felt like we were part of a family today when we were going to Mass together and playing games together.
  • I was so surprised today when a girl I prayed with last time came up to me to ask to pray with her again today.
  • Comfortable with being there today.
  • I felt like I bonded with so many people and leaving was hard and I miss them.
  • I am sad I won’t get to see my friends again.
  • dyingIt was a beautiful day, Mass, each person to think we might share this last moment before they gaze upon Jesus in heaven.
  • Today it was easier to pray and talk with people and comfort them.
  • I felt so connected in so many different ways, prayer, singing, and touch.
  • It was beautiful to hear people sing and see these songs in our hearts.
  • There was so much emotion and energy today to see how they sang and prayed in Mass and the way we were with each person.
  • You could feel Heaven today as we sang and were with these people, to think that we will be in heaven together with these wonderful people.
  • I am going to remember this one little kid forever.
  • I sat with one man who was dying who kept telling me that I was his sister.
  • The kids today would light up being with us.
  • I love to be in the home of the dying and to be with all of you.

 

About Marial Corona

Marial Corona is a Consecrated Woman in Regnum Christi. She is from Puebla, Mexico, where she attended a Regnum Christi school and fell in love with Christ during Holy Week missions when she was in 7th grade. She made her first vows in Monterrey, Mexico in 2004 and then moved to the US where she obtained her B.A. in Religious and Pastoral Sudies at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI. After that she has served in Pilgrim Queen of the Family and as a teacher in the consecrated women’s formation center in Monterrey. Since she enjoys teaching, she studied a Master’s in Philosophy in Navarra Spain and obtained her degree in June 2013. Now she lives in the Chicago community of Consecrated Women where she serves in the Mission Youth national office.
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