Death – Obituary Please pray for the eternal rest of two dear family friends who passed away sudd

Death – Obituary –

Please pray for the eternal rest of two dear family friends who passed away suddenly and tragically last night, and for the consolation of their family. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Source by Fr. Mike Palmer, CSC

What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.