I’m helping to prepare a funeral mass program for an elderly relative (very devout Catholic). In proofing the program that other family members (non-Catholics) have started preparing there is a quote on the front cover from a person who is an atheist. The quote deals with life and death and rejoicing ; though knowing the background of the quote and the background of the person saying the quote, it’s 100% anti-Catholic and it sort of horrifies me that they are choosing to use it. So, I’m looking for a suitable replacement quote. The Catholic church has so many WONDERFUL and wise saints and holy people of it’s own that it can’t be that hard, but I’m coming up a little short.
Does anyone have any favorite quote or passages that I could use?
These are my favorites so far and maybe help see what direction I’m taking this. The man was an extremely hard working, family man. Participated in daily mass, in every aspect of his parish, in the KoC, with a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother. he was a quiet man who went about his works in private, and detested adulation for himself. He was not afraid to die, looked forward with happiness to seeing the face of Jesus someday.
*At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity. – St. John of the Cross
Love God, serve God: everything is in that. – St. Clare of Assisi
The first thing that a person finds in life and the last to which he holds out his hand,
and the most precious that he possess, even if he does not realize it, is family life. – Blessed Adolph Kolping*
So does anyone have anything that would be fitting for us to use? Thanks for your help in advance.